Vice President Ansari to visit Kargil Sunday

June 20th, 2009 - 11:44 pm ICT by IANS  

Jammu, June 20 (IANS) Vice President Hamid Ansari will Sunday visit border posts along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kargil sector, where Indian and Pakistani forces had engaged in a bitter conflict a decade ago.
Official sources here said Ansari will be accompanied by Kashmir Governor N.N. Vohra and Chief Minister Omar Abdullah.

Ansari arrived in Srinagar Saturday on a two-day visit to Kashmir, his first since becoming vice president in 2007. He addressed the 17th convocation of Kashmir University soon after his arrival.

A Pakistani army incursion in Kargil in the summer of 1999 had led to a war-like confrontation between the two nuclear armed neighbours till the situation was defused.

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