Pakistan PM to attend Indian leader's inauguration

Pakistan's Prime Minister has accepted an invitation to the inauguration of his new Indian counterpart, Narendra Modi.

Pakistan's Prime Minister. Nawaz Sharif, pictured in Downing St at the end of April. Credit: Oli Scarff/PA Wire

Nawaz Sharif's appearance will be the first time a Pakistani leader has attended an Indian Prime Minister's inauguration.

The two nations have fought three wars since becoming independent from the British Empire in 1947, while tensions have often surfaced over the disputed Kashmir region.