Chidambaram refuses to comment on Mush`s Kargil remarks
Hoshiarpur: Home Minister P Chidambaram on Saturday refused to comment on former Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf`s remarks that the Kargil conflict in 1999 was a "big success" for Pakistan as it forced India to start talks on the Kashmir issue.
"No comments," was the blunt reply of the Indian Home Minister when asked about Musharraf`s comments made in an interview to a TV news channel recently.
Chidambaram was at the Border Security Force (BSF) training camp at Kharkan near this Punjab town, 150 km from Chandigarh, on Saturday to take the salute at the passing out parade of the first batch of nearly 180 women recruits who would guard the international border with their male counterparts.
Musharraf, who was the army chief of Pakistan in 1999, had said in the interview that the Kargil operation was a "big success" as it forced India to come to the negotiating table on Kashmir.
"Yes, indeed, it was a big success because it had (an) impact even on the attitude of the Indian side. How did we start discussing the Kashmir dispute?" Musharraf had said in an interview to a private news channel.
The state of Jammu and Kashmir has been a bone of contention between India and Pakistan with Pakistan demanding that the people of the state be allowed to determine their future.
The Home Minister also did not say anything on the latest controversy between India and Pakistan over the Balochistan issue.
Media in Pakistan this week reported that the Pakistan government had handed over a dossier to the Indian leadership accusing India of fomenting trouble in the Pakistani province.
The Pakistani dossier also accused India for being behind the terrorist attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team in Lahore city earlier this year.
India has dismissed both these accusations.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- DNA: Harmful chemicals found in Maggi, Nestle India still in denial mode
- CM Kejriwal shortlists 39 'unwanted' IAS officers in Delhi
- Rajasthan: Gujjars revive reservation agitation, block rail track
- DNA: Modi-led NDA govt's hits and misses in one year
- J Jayalalithaa sworn-in as Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu
- Dr Subhash Chandra Show: Aspiring for more than what you have!
- ISIS to buy first nuclear weapon from Pak?
- Mumbai: CCTV captures assailant with gun at Film City
- Mathura SSP receives death threat letter, message for PM Modi
- BJP now central pole of Indian politics: Arun Jaitley
- Maharashtra FDA sends Maggi noodles for lab testing
- See what can Maggi do to your health!
- Watch: Fast N Facts @ 7:30pm
- Haridwar: Hotel Radisson Blu sealed for polluting Ganga
- Delhi: Two killed in road accident in New Ashok Nagar
- PM Narendra Modi graces Digvijay Singh's son wedding reception
- Goa Board SSC Exam Results 2015 announced
- Rahul Gandhi to pressurise govt to act on one-rank-one-pension issue
- ISIS close to buying nuclear weapon from Pakistan?
- Manohar Parrikar visits forward areas along LoC, reviews security situation
- There will be no delay in appointing CIC, CVC: Jitendra Singh
- Credibility of Prime Minister's Office restored by BJP, says Arun Jaitley
- ISIS justifies raping slave girls, says Michelle Obama is 'worth $40'
- Arvind Kejriwal to highlight AAP govt's 100 days work on Monday
- 'Unhappy' Celina Jaitley asks Sunny Leone to move out?
- BJP's plan for one-year celebration: 200 big rallies, 5,000 public meetings
- IPL 2015 Final: Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings - Preview
- Heatwave leaves 153 dead in Telangana, Andhra Pradesh
- CBSE Results 2015: 10th board exam results to be declared on May 27
- Jayalalithaa returns as Tamil Nadu CM: As it happened