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.
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      Jai Kumar
      Jan 14, 2016 at 10:08 pm
      Sure they believe in 64 virgins and eternal youth ......
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        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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              Dinesh
              Jan 14, 2016 at 4:52 pm
              Musharraf my best advice to you is put your head inside your Arshe OK
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                kudarat
                Jan 14, 2016 at 10:38 am
                Shame on donors who feeds these terrorists.
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                  Indian.pride@aol.com
                  Jan 14, 2016 at 5:12 pm
                  Nakli chinese name Lagan wale katuwe..tera bhadwa pagamber hinzde ki aulad tha..aur tu uske suwaron ka moot pine wala Dalla hai ab indian newspaper mein apni m##a ch##udane dobara mat aana..
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                    Kay
                    Jan 20, 2016 at 3:05 pm
                    See my remarks about Gen Musharaf under my I'd-he is very much active in stan as I said earlier under military protection as Azhar Masood. Now stan can not do anything about terrorist attacks in the homeland of terrorists-Peshawar, what stan can do to control on stani terrorist/ISI combined attack on Indian soil. India wake up and help stan to attack terrorist on stan soil and exit them from this planet.
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                      Maniktripathy
                      Jan 14, 2016 at 5:22 pm
                      A looser will always be a looser...
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                        MyTake
                        Jan 14, 2016 at 11:13 am
                        When talking to India he is a lion but when talking to others he is a mouse!
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                          Jass
                          Jan 14, 2016 at 6:03 pm
                          Hahahaha
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                            naveen
                            Jan 15, 2016 at 5:32 am
                            U r d reason behind the lose of ur and our soldiers.....if u die orr live there will be no use to the world......keep silence make india as friends...
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                              Anil
                              Jan 14, 2016 at 11:04 am
                              The w world is scared of Modiji now. This is the reason why US and china is also intervening and requesting stan to investigate and take action. Good that they have realized this earlier.
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                                Virendra Sason
                                Jan 14, 2016 at 11:01 am
                                पकड़ोगे कैसे ? पाक वही आतंकी भारत भेजता है जिसका Pak Electoral Roll में नाम नहीं होता है।
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                                  Sage
                                  Jan 14, 2016 at 10:28 am
                                  Musharraf would do well to remember one small but significant fact. If they "retaliate" with there nuclear weapons (as is his obvious implication) then stan will be obliterated and the rubble there will bounce. Most importantly, though India will be hurt, there will be enough Indians to re-pote what is left of stan but the reverse will not be true. stan was thrashed in 65, 71 (stan was split) and in the Kargil conflict under Musharraf's 'leadership' stan was thrashed under its much vaunted "nuclear umbrella". I am sure Musharraf's bombast impresses the hoi polloi in stan. Indian's just yawn.
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                                    Ares
                                    Jan 14, 2016 at 12:27 pm
                                    We can't expect anything more from politicians like this guy Pervez who himself is running from terrorist for his own life. Why doesn't he live in stan if he is so patriot. Thank God such people are not in power and at least two governments are trying to make life easier on either side. Just see how US and Cuba is resolving issues to stabilize region. I think India and stan should also try their best to bring peace. This hate brings no good to common citizen on both sides. The only people benefit from such hate is like this politician, arm dealers and terrorists.
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                                      AR
                                      Jan 14, 2016 at 10:41 am
                                      After losing all wars both from front and back this guy is still dreaming. Learn to manage your own affairs, first personal and then about your country. Do you foresee as most Indians do that your country is going to be divided into four parts in the very near future.
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                                        S.Gonesh
                                        Jan 14, 2016 at 2:56 pm
                                        Don't worry, you will get your chance. But remember, this time you can flee nowhere. The only thing is to vacate Bharat soil in time. Do you remember where you was born? Not in Saoudi-Arabia, it was in Dehli/India.
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                                          Rajesh
                                          Jan 14, 2016 at 10:38 am
                                          Lol, these s are a joke. Their pathetic military has never won a war against anyone ever and they actually think people are scared of them? You retaliate and we will wipe you off the face of the earth.
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                                            Siddhartha Bonnerjee
                                            Jan 14, 2016 at 2:48 pm
                                            Musharraf is a berking dog, a flopped character, he is totally unwanted n irrelevant in Pak Political map. So he started berking to come to limelight.
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