In an interesting turn of events, Musharraf suggested at building better relations with Israel in a bid to counter India. Talking about the initiatives for getting in touch with Israeli leadership with Turkey’s help in 2005, the former army chief said that Israeli leadership had reacted within 24 hours of his meeting’s offer. He also said that Israel wants to create good tie-up with Pakistan.
Addressing the reporters at a press conference in Dubai almost after 9 months, the former president cited the escalating tension between India and Pakistan, adding that India could do conduct more surgical strike attacks on Pakistan along the Line of Control (LoC) because they hold an upper hand at many places there.
“But Pakistan should get ready for such strikes and make a plan to counter it,” he added. He assumed that his neighbouring country India needed extra army for surgical strikes in Kashmir from its other borders.
Reacting to fear of nuclear war between Pakistan and India, he said that nuclear war should be avoided. “So, we have to drop 50 bombs to completely destroy India,” he added.
Remembering his meeting with political leaders of his country, he disclosed that many political leaders used to talk in favour of Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) but that’s not the same scenario now. “So, the All Pakistan Muslim League (APML) would not be part of any political destabilisation movement,” he added.