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If India threatens us, we can also retaliate, says Pervez Musharraf

There has been renewed focus on whether India and Pakistan should engage in talks after the Pathankot attack

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: January 14, 2016 4:06 pm
pervez musharraf, pakistan, india, pathankot, pathankot terror attack, nawaz sharif, narendra modi, indo pak talks, raheel sharif, manohar parrikar Former Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf.

Former Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf said in an interview to a private television news channel that his country can resort to retaliatory measures if India continues to threaten it.

“First of all, these threats they (India) gives us…we will also retaliate and inflict pain where it hurts the most. We are not just any small country, we can also retaliate, which you will remember,” said Musharraf in an interaction with Samaa news channel.

Musharraf’s remarks come in the backdrop of the terror attack on the Indian Air Force base in Pathankot, Punjab by suspected terrorists affiliated to the dreaded Jaish-e-Mohammad group based in Pakistan. The attack has come in between a thaw in relations between the two countries after Prime Minister Narendra Modi made an unscheduled stop-over in Lahore to attend the wedding of Pakistan premier Nawaz Sharif’s daughter. PM Modi’s visit was welcomed quite well by people of both countries.

But the attack in Pathankot, which claimed the lives of seven Indian security personnel, has renewed focus on whether the two countries should engage in talks. The foreign secretary-level talks between India and Pakistan scheduled for January 15 have been deferred at the moment.

India had set conditions for Pakistan to take necessary steps in the Pathankot case if it wanted to engage in talks. On Wednesday, the Pakistan government announced that it conducted raids on the offices of Jaish-e-Mohammad and arrested some of their leaders. Even though the Pakistani media reported on the arrest of Jaish chief Maulana Masood Azhar, there was no official confirmation on the same.

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    Arun Sharma
    Jan 14, 2016 at 3:04 pm
    Musharaf is a useless personality who comes to gain media's attention. He is like a toothless tiger.
    1. Jai Kumar
      Jan 14, 2016 at 10:08 pm
      Sure they believe in 64 virgins and eternal youth ......
      1. Jai Kumar
        Jan 14, 2016 at 10:10 pm
        What a rambling fool still trying to be relevant
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          Dr. Ayesha
          Jan 14, 2016 at 9:08 am
          Author need to do a thorough research about Nawaz Sharif's family. It's a wedding of Nawaz Sharif's g-daughter unlike you wrote Nawaz Sharif's daughter. Indian Express don't make mistakes!
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            Chandravadan Trivedi
            Jan 16, 2016 at 8:41 am
            No weightage of powerless person's threat. When he was a president couldn't do anything and now facing trial for murdering Mrs. Benzir. He is just splitting
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