Musharraf says:"Kashmir resolution must to avoid Kargil"!!
March 28, 2005
Kashmir resolution must to avoid Kargil
ISLAMABAD (Online) - Pakistan and India should adopt a “positive” attitude toward resolving the Kashmir issue to prevent repetition of Kargil-type incidents, President Musharraf has said.
In a detailed reply to an e-mail query sent by an Indian to his presidential website asking his views on reunification of India and Pakistan as well as his “silence” on the Kargil war, Musharraf said the reunification was not possible but the two countries could establish close ties if the Kashmir issue was resolved.
Denying that he was shy of speaking about Kargil, he said, “I do not want to enter into debate that who won and who lost. Neither your people will accept nor ours, we will end up debating it.”
Claiming that India had “misquoted” the casualty figures, which, according to him, was “very high”, he said the media reports spoke of several “problems” faced by the Indian army during the Kargil conflict.
Musharraf said the two countries should see the Kargil conflict in its entirety. “I would like to say you must never see Kargil alone.
See Kargil in entire complexity of the Kashmir dispute,” he said, claiming that Kargil was the result of several “intrusions” by India after Simla Accord.
“Let us take an optimistic and positive attitude toward it. Stop discussing who won and who lost.
What is the future. Resolve disputes so that Siachen, Kargil, Marpola and Chorbatla does not happen again. Let us resolve the dispute of Kashmir then I am sure it will not happen again,” he said.