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Ansari to visit Kargil on the war's 10th anniversary

Vice President Hamid Ansari will on 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.

india Updated: Jul 04, 2009 13:06 IST

Vice President Hamid Ansari will on 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 in Jammu said Ansari will be accompanied by Kashmir Governor NN Vohra and Chief Minister Omar Abdullah.

Ansari arrived in Srinagar on 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.