Pakistan not invited to Modi's swearing-in - sources

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  • Tuesday, 28 May 2019

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi gestures as he addresses his supporters during a public meeting in Ahmedabad, India, May 26, 2019. REUTERS/Amit Dave

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India will not invite Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan to the swearing-in of his Indian counterpart, Narendra Modi, two Indian government sources said, suggesting any early warming in ties between the nuclear-armed neighbours is unlikely.

Hindu-majority India and Muslim-majority Pakistan have fought three wars since their independence from Britain in 1947, and came close to a fourth in February after a suicide bomb attack by a Pakistan-based militant group killed at least 40 Indian police in the contested Kashmir region.

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