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Pervez Musharraf has confirmed Pak govt role in Kargil: V K Singh

Recalling the Kargil conflict, Musharraf on Sunday was quoted by PTI as saying that the Pakistani Army “caught India by throat” and that India will never forget the war.

Written by Hamza Khan | Lucknow | Updated: May 19, 2015 6:13 am
Pervez Musharraf, Pervez Musharraf remark, V K Singh, Pakistan govt, Pakistani soldiers, Pakistan army, Kargil, General V K Singh on Monday indicated that the comment vindicates India’s stand as it officially confirms the role of the state in the war.

Reacting to former Pakistan President General Pervez Musharraf’s remark that “Pakistani Army had caught India by throat” in the 1999 Kargil war, Minister of State for External Affairs General V K Singh on Monday indicated that the comment vindicates India’s stand as it officially confirms the role of the state in the war.

“Bahut dino ke baad unhone sach bol diya, aur kya bolna uske baare mein? (He has spoken a truth, after a long time, what else can I say),” said Singh, who was here Monday to attend the foundation day of an NGO. Officially, Pakistan had maintained that the war was between the Kashmir mujahideen and the Indian Army, and the Pakistan Army was not involved.

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Recalling the Kargil conflict, Pakistan’s former military ruler General Pervez Musharraf on Sunday was quoted by PTI as saying that the Pakistani Army “caught India by throat” and that India will never forget the war. “There was a second line force, too, which caught India by throat and that was later given the status of Army,” Musharraf had said, addressing a ceremony of his All Pakistan Muslim League (APML).

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On Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s call to all Muslims to ‘go to war everywhere’, Singh said: “Will all Muslims leave upon his call? Most Muslims in India love India and not Baghdadi.” On not accompanying PM on his foreign visits despite being a MoS in the External Affairs Ministry, he said: “Is it written somewhere that it is compulsory? We are doing what we have to do.”

Earlier, speaking at the foundation day celebrations of the Lucknow-based NGO Lok Adhikar Manch, Singh called upon the people to unite, citing the example of army. “Desh naaron ya jumlon se nahi chalta, (the country isn’t run by slogans), it is run by people standing together, shoulder to shoulder,” he added.

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    May 20, 2015 at 9:45 am
    The FACT is BJP govt. then FAILED to protect Indian borders........
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      ah
      May 20, 2015 at 9:44 am
      Well if he is telling the truth your "THROAT" must have pained badly. How about telling some truth about US intervention also?.
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        Rangaesh Gadasalli
        May 19, 2015 at 7:09 am
        The w world knows that General Musharrf was waiting for revenge against India after his humiliating defeat in Bangla liberation war. To his luck there came a PM who admired Pandit Nehru and his love for Muslims in Kashmir and stan. He thought he would build a permanent bridge of friendship and understanding between the two countries and he took a caravn of national heroes who admired stan and many of them had roots in stan. He got stabbed in the back and finally he did win the war losing hundreds of brave jawans and loss of image in the nation for foolishly trusting Nawaz Sheriff. This statement from Musharrff is a slef promoting effort and an attempt to return to politics. Unless India acts tough and spends billions more in most modern weapons of war and gets ready to face an attack by China and Pak at any given time, we are not ready. India should not waste time in negotiating with Pak asd it serves zero purpose.
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          guestfromindia
          May 19, 2015 at 10:30 am
          Mujahidin, Mojahir Musharraff is a compulsive liar. No need to take him seriously. Enough stani Military leaders, commentators and politicians have conceded stan's military defeat in *all* wars with India, including Kargil. At best, this is a first person confession.
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            Dr Motilal
            May 19, 2015 at 5:16 am
            Musharaf was architect of Kargil . It was plan of Paistan Army .He imposed this plan on stan military ( it was never cleared by military as such) . stan Air Force did not support his Kargil plan . Shariff gov. was trapped by him . In kargil he also used support of Taliban as front . It was an open secret . IT WAS A GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY FOR "LIBERATION " OF PoK WHICH WAS MISSED BY NDA .
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