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Musharraf to leave for India tomorrow

world Updated: Mar 05, 2009 14:38 IST
Musharraf to leave for India tomorrow

Pakistan's former President Pervez Musharraf will leave for India on Friday to participate in the India Today Conclave.

The former president will be the first high profile Pakistani to visit India after last year's Mumbai terrorist attacks, which strained ties between the two countries and resulted in New Delhi halting the composite dialogue process.

During the conclave, Musharraf will share the dais with several prominent figures including the Dalai Lama, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee and Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan.

A close aide of the former general told Dawn newspaper that Musharraf "would keep his tone aggressive during his lectures, interviews and meetings in India" which will focus on "Challenges of Change".

Musharraf is also expected to visit the prestigious Aligarh Muslim University for a lecture.

The former president had vowed to take on Indians in their own homeland last month.