US Told Pakistan to get out of Occupied Areas during Kargil War

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  1. Sea Eagle

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    'US told Pakistan to get out of areas occupied during Kargil War': ex-Pakistan envoy

    Islamabad:-"India is hopping mad. Please get out of the places you have occupied,"was the American message to Pakistan in the wake of the Kargil War in 1999, the country's then envoy to the US, Riaz Khokhar said today.
    Almost 15 years after Pakistani troops intruded across the Line of Control sparking the border conflict, the issue came up for discussion at the Islamabad Literature Festival.
    The speakers at the discussion, including former Pakistani Foreign Secretaries Khokhar and Tariq Osman Hyder, and journalist Nasim Zehra had an open and frank talk about different aspects of the conflict.
    All the three speakers agreed that the war was an"avoidable venture".
    Mr Khokhar gave an insight into the American reaction to the Kargil conflict.
    "It was an avoidable venture. I was called by senior (US) Department of State officials and told to get out of the areas that we had occupied,"he said.
    He said the biggest failure of Pakistan was that it was not able to develop a credible narrative."I think we were seen as an irresponsible country,"he said.
    Mr Khokhar said there was unanimity in the army that the then Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was properly briefed on the war.
    He dismissed the notion that the theatre of war would have expanded had Pakistan not withdrawn.
    "The US said India is hopping mad. Please get out of the areas you have occupied otherwise the theatre of war might expand. It was a mere threat that US used,"he said.

    Mr Khokhar said there was no movement of troops on the Indian side to suggest that the theatre of war would spread.
    Ms Zehra said,"Kargil is not something that Pakistan Army as an institution is proud of".
    She said there was a"Kargil clique"of"four generals who had planned it which was more or less a disaster".
    Pakistani soldiers needed better leadership than those who planned the Kargil conflict, she said.
     
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  3. LETHALFORCE

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    Does this have any relevance?
     
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    This expose is late by 5 years.

    According to my theory, all Pakistan's lies and denials are exposed by high ranking Pakistanis, in a decade's time (10 yrs). So, by that count, it's 5 yrs late.

    But, again it's not the first time such thing is said, so, it's second or later iterations of the similar expose.

    Importance of this expose? People in India came to know, such thing called literary/literature festival take place in Pakistan. But, then again whether such events gets patronage or not is a different issue.
     
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    rock127 Maulana Rockullah Senior Member

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  6. Sea Eagle

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    For Pakistan Government.. Yes !! They are still trying to save their faces..

    Btw You know Pakistani people... They got another story to defend Kargil loss
     
  7. abhi_the _gr8_maratha

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    If america was so caring about india then they would have sanctioned pakistan(like they have sanctioned russia right now) and would have have india GPS.
     

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