India, Pakistan Holding Peace Summit In New York

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September 28, 2013 AT 8:40 AM
Three-time Pakistani premier Nawaz Sharif and India's Manmohan Singh are due to meet on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly, their first face-to-face since Sharif's election victory in May. Sharif calls the meeting a chance for a "new beginning," and Singh, who steps down next year, told the General Assembly that "I reciprocate his sentiments." But Singh has tamped down expectations for the talks, which take place amid an upsurge in militant attacks in disputed Kashmir.