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Kargil was a lesson to Indians: Musharraf

February 25, 2005 18:26 IST

Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf has called India 'our arch enemy'.

The general, widely regarded as the architect of Pakistan's aggression in Kargil, has also said that the 'much-trumpeted' bus journey of then Indian prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee to Pakistan was followed by the 'Kargil operation with all its reality and distortions'.

"It (Kargil operation) proved to be a lesson to the Indians and a rude awakening to the world of the reality of Kashmir," he said in a potted autobiography on his newly inaugurated website

He described as unfortunate the defeat of the BJP government in India, as it came after a breakthrough was achieved in Indo-Pak ties during Vajpayee's visit to Pakistan last year.

The Vajpayee government's fall had resulted in a stalemate in bilateral ties. But fortunately Vajpayee's successor Manmohan Singh had taken a 'bold decision' to meet him on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly session, the Pakistan president said.

"The New York joint statement between me and PM Manmohan Singh finally is a quantum leap forward towards resolution of all disputes, including the core issue of Jammu and Kashmir. There is light visible at the end of the tunnel," Musharraf said.

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Sub: WHAT?!!??

Excuse me?!? Musharraf the terrorist invades us, gets his armys ass handed back to him on a platter - by us - and we're the ...

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This general does not know what he is talking. If he has any sense of holding pakistan together, he would not have given staqtement like ...

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Political rhetoric!! Thats what I would call such a statement ever made by Gen. Mush-a-Rough!! If Kargil was lesson for India in General's view, why ...

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The statement of Musharraf is a face saving tactic to keep the anti-India hype to divert attention from its surrender to America.The Pakistan will learn ...

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Musharaf has become lunatic . Pak was on the verge of defeat & now he claims to have won it . When everybody are looking ...

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