Pakistan chief to visit India on low-profile trip

Published April 8, 2012 4:27AM (EDT)

NEW DELHI (AP) — Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari is scheduled to visit India on a private trip that also gives him a chance to meet Indian leaders amid a thaw in relations between the two South Asian rivals.

Zardari's visit Sunday, the first by a Pakistani head of state in seven years, is the most visible sign that the two countries have put behind them the enmity that followed the 2008 terror attacks in the Indian city of Mumbai.

Zardari will meet with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh before heading to the Ajmer Sharif shrine of a famous Sufi Muslim saint in India's western state of Rajasthan.

India and Pakistan have fought three wars, two of them over control of the disputed region of Kashmir, since independence from Britain in 1947.

By Salon Staff

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