Musharraf urges India to stop threats of surgical strikes 2009-01-10 19:00:47   Print

    ISLAMABAD, Jan. 10 (Xinhua) -- 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.

    "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.

PM: Pakistan gives feedback to India on Mumbai attack info

    ISLAMABAD, Jan. 9 (Xinhua) -- Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani Friday said Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence agency had given to India its feedback on information about the Mumbai attacks that was shared by the United States.

    Speaking to reporters after attending a seminar on "Democracy in Pakistan", Gilani said India had provided a 52-page dossier to Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), on which Pakistan had passed on its feedback to the Indian government. Full story

India hands over evidence to Pakistan over Mumbai attacks

    NEW DELHI, Jan. 5 (Xinhua) -- India Monday handed over to Pakistan material linking the Mumbai attack to elements in Pakistan, according to India's Ministry of External Affairs.

    India's Foreign Minister Pranab Mukherjee said in a statement, "I have today handed over to Pakistan evidence of the links with elements in Pakistan of the terrorists who attacked Mumbai on 26th November, 2008. Full story

Rice expresses concern over Pakistan-India tense relations

    WASHINGTON, Dec. 29 (Xinhua) -- U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice had telephone talks with Pakistani President AsifAli Zardari and Indian Foreign Minister Pranab Mukherjee, expressing her concerns over tense relations between India and Pakistan, State Department spokesman Gordon Duguid said on Monday.

    "She has made it part of her conversations to note that tensions are already high, that neither side should be taking actions that increase those tensions," Duguid said. Full story

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