Former Pakistani President urges India to stop threats of surgical strikes
Former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf said on Saturday that India should stop threats of surgical strikes in Pakistan in the wake of Mumbai terror attacks, reported Xinhua.
"In my opinion, surgical strikes can not be carried out in Pakistan. India should stop threatening statements as it will only create tensions," the News Network International (NNI) news agency quoted Musharraf as saying.
Musharraf made the remarks before leaving for the United States where he is scheduled to deliver lectures at institutes.
In response to a question, the former president said that India should stop talking about surgical strikes, and Pakistan is ready to cope with any danger with full force.
Pakistan-India tensions were heightened as the Indian side accused Pakistan-based militant groups of involvement in November' s Mumbai attacks, which killed more than 170 people.
"The only way to resolve the mystery of the Nov. 26 attacks is to hold joint investigations," Musharraf said.
Musharraf announced his resignation as Pakistani president in August under the impeachment pressure from the then coalition parties.
Musharraf also ruled out the reports that he had signed any agreement with the United States to allow drone attacks in Pakistan's tribal regions from Afghanistan.
"There was no agreement with the United States over drone attacks and military offensive in the tribal regions. There was a clear policy that only the Pakistani army will operate there," Musharraf said. Enditem