Pak trained militants to fight against India: Mush

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Pervez Musharaff
Washington, Oct 5: Besides continuing to defend the 1999 Kargil war, General Pervez Musharaff has now made a first-of-its-kind admission that Pakistan did train militant groups to fight against India in Kashmir.

“They (underground militant groups to fight against India in Kashmir) were indeed formed," the military ruler told German magazine Der Spiegel.

When asked on what was the need for training militants against India, Musharaff charged the Nawaz Sharif government of showing apathy towards the Kashmir cause.

“The (Nawaz Sharif) government turned a blind eye because they wanted India to discuss Kashmir," he said.

Defending the militancy and violence including Kargil intrusion, Musharaff said, “Yes, it is the right of any country to promote its own interests... when India is not prepared to discuss Kashmir at the United Nations and is not prepared to resolve the dispute in a peaceful manner."

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