India's Modi makes landmark visit to disputed Kashmir
Published on Aug 12, 2014 4:05 PM
KARGIL, INDIA (AFP) - Mr Narendra Modi accused Pakistan of waging a proxy war in Kashmir on Tuesday as he visited the town of Kargil, scene of a deadly conflict in 1999.
Mr Modi landed in the remote Himalayan town a day after India and its rival Pakistan traded accusations of ceasefire violations on their disputed border.
He is the first Indian leader to visit the highly sensitive area, where a 1999 Pakistan army incursion triggered a conflict between the two countries.
Since then, India has maintained a heavy military presence in Muslim-majority Kargil, in the remote mountainous region of Ladakh. Mr Modi's predecessor Manmohan Singh visited the town in 2005.
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