Kargil war was 'strategic mistake' that brought India, US closer, says Hurriyat member

Last Updated: Mon, Feb 18, 2013 06:19 hrs

Islamabad: A member of the All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) has said that the Kargil war was a 'strategic mistake' as it brought India and the US closer.

Prof Ashraf Sarab of the APHC said that when the Kargil adventure was started the Kashmiris were asked by the army to take to the streets because the forces had decided to enter the Indian held Kashmir.

But after sacrificing a number of soldiers, the army went back, he said.

According to the Dawn, Prof Sarab added that he talked to then Minister for Kashmir Affairs Majeed Malik, but he said Kashmiris should not have started protests.

It showed that the Kargil war was either a strategic mistake or launched on the directions of someone else, because after the war India and US came closer to each other, he observed.

His remark's came was speaking at the launch of former corps commander Lahore Lt-Gen (retired) Shahid Aziz's book Yeh Khamoshi Kahan Tak at Islamabad Club on Saturday.

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