Kashmir issue 'root cause which spawns war', needs to be resolved: Pervez Musharraf

Pervez Musharraf

He said that compromise and accommodation should come from the "bigger and stronger".

In his opinion, the three essential prerequisites for improving ties between the two countries are good 'niyat' of the leadership of the two countries, compromise and cooperation between the leaders and leaders forcing their will on the diplomats to take forward the ties.

"No hypocrisy but niyat or a sincere intention with heart, soul and mind, is required or a paradigm shift," Musharraf, who was President from 2001-08 said.

He also blamed the India Army for not being keen on finding a solution to Siachen, despite the Indian side facing "five-time more casualties due to difficult terrain and bad weather".

Speaking on the situation in Afghanistan, he said if there are any moves to create an anti-Islamabad Afghanistan, Pakistan will react. "If there is a proxy or an attempt to create an anti-Pakistan Afghanistan, we have a right to create a pro-Pakistan Afghanistan," he said.

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