Bollywood actor Dilip Kumar intervened to defuse Kargil crisis, says ex-Pak minister Kasuri

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New Delhi, Oct 7: Bollywood actor Dilip Kumar spoke to then Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to help defuse the 1999 Kargil crisis, this has been revealed by Khurshid Mahmud Kasuri, the former foreign minister of Pakistan.

"Then Indian Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee gave the phone to Dilip Kumar when he was talking to his Pakistani counterpart," said Kasuri citing an aide of Sharif as confiding with him.

Kargil war: Dilip Kumar spoke to Sharif

"The prime minister did not believe it was his hero on the phone," Kasuri told in an interviews to Indian news channel.

Kumar expressed his concerned to Nawaz Sharif about the Kargil crisis and urged him to help defuse the crisis quickly as that would be the right thing to do in the interests of the people on both sides.

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In an interview earlier, Kasuri claimed that a US delegation led by former US presidential candidate John McCain had met him in the aftermath of 26/11 terror attacks expressing apprehensions that India may carry out surgical air strikes at the headquarters of terror outfits JuD and LeT near Lahore.

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