"Yes, indeed, it was a big success because it had (an) impact even on the attitudes of the Indian side. How did we start discussing the Kashmir dispute? How was it that the Indians agreed that we will discuss Kashmir and there must be a negotiated settlement? Before this there was no such thing at all,"
I wonder how can Musharraf forget “Lahore Declaration” signed on 21st February 1999 in the presence of Prime Minister of India, Mr. Atal Behari Vajpayee, and Prime Minister of Pakistan. I guess he was too busy planning his next Machiavellian plot.
Pakistan would have been saved from the humiliation of their second military defeat, If only he had read the text of the Declaration which would have read , it would have read
Recalling their agreement of 23rd September, 1998, that an environment of peace and security is in the supreme national interest of both sides and that the resolution of all outstanding issues, including Jammu and Kashmir, is essential for this purpose;
Have agreed that their respective Governments:
• shall intensify their efforts to resolve all issues, including the issue of Jammu and Kashmir.