Kargil-like War Can Reoccur, Fears US Ex-envoy

ISLAMABAD – Kargil-like war can occur again as India had tested the pride of Pakistan by annexing held Kashmir, feared a senior US diplomat.

In an interview with John Fredericks Radio Network on ‘The John Fredericks Show,’ Anne Patterson – who remained the US envoy in Islamabad from July 2007 to October 2010 – said:

“Now it looks like they (Pakistan are trying at least temporarily to find some diplomatic solution … unsuccessfully trying to find some diplomatic solution. But yes you could see that (replay of Kargil) you could see a very aggressive element of the Pakistani military because frankly, it’s a huge blow to their pride and … and pride matters a lot in really most countries.”

The Kargil war occurred when Pervez Musharraf ruled the country in 1999. It took place between May and July that year.

Read the full report from The Nation.

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