Why It's A Big Deal India's Prime Minister Went To Pakistan
India's Prime Minister broke a decadelong streak and gave Pakistan's prime minister a surprise visit.By Melissa Prax | December 25, 2015
It began with a phone call and a tweet from India's Prime Minister wishing Pakistan's PM happy birthday.
But a few hours later, Narendra Modi was in Pakistan for a surprise visit — the first time in over a decade an Indian PM has stepped on Pakistani soil.
Besides being huge cricket rivals, Pakistan and India haven't been on the best terms since the countries were partitioned into separate nations in the '40s. While the two countries share a border, religious differences and disputed lands have led to multiple wars.