Lahore, Feb.21 (ANI): Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has claimed that he took the blame for the 1999 Kargil War to save the Pakistan Army from further humiliation
"The Kargil Operation was planned and executed by the army under the then COAS General Parvez Musharraf's leadership without my knowledge,"The News quoted Sharif, as saying on the sidelines of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) general council meeting in Raiwind..
Hundreds of Pakistani army men and militants infiltrated into India between May and July 1999.
Pakistan has blamed the fighting entirely on independent Kashmiri insurgents, but documents left behind showed the involvement of Pakistani paramilitary forces, led by General Ashraf Rashid. (ANI)