But Gul also exemplified the oscillations within the Pakistani military establishment between anti-India paranoia and the desire to stabilize relations with Delhi.
Pakistan said it had always invited Kashmiri leaders before any talks with India.
Zia did not lack for enemies, both in and outside of the country, and his sudden, violent death launched a grab bag of colorful conspiracy theories.
Also last week, according to Radio Pakistan, a three member United Nations observer team visited Sialkot in Pakistan, to review damages caused by cross border firing.
There have been four ceasefire violations by Pakistani troops along the Indo-Pak border in September. Two civilians were killed in India, including a woman.
The blood of the innocents killed in Pakistan is on the hands of the Indian Army and vice versa.
Ever since the partition in 1947, India’s relationship with Pakistan has been confrontational on several issues.
There is no room for any third party interference or consultation for holding talks between India and Pakistan, state BJP chief spokesperson Sunil Sethi said in Jammu. “India did not set any preconditions”.
Pakistan started shelling and firing at 11pm on Sunday. The number spiked significantly in August, the statement said, with some 20 civilians killed and 97 other wounded in 90 ceasefire violations by India. From 1988 to 2015, over one lakh Kashmiris have been martyred who are buried in more than 500 graveyards across Jammu Kashmir.
Sharif and Modi recently met on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit in Ufa, Russian Federation – with the meeting being the first of its kind between the two leaders in over a year.
“If Pakistan remains true on its principled stand, then India will be answerable to the global community on its Kashmir policy and it will have to amend its rigid stand on the Kashmir issue”, he wrote.
Mr Pickering told Gen Musharraf that there were five serious issues in US-Pakistan relations: Kashmir, Afghanistan, non-proliferation, democracy and economics.
Additionally, the conflict between India and Pakistan to establish a firm control over Kashmir has a unsafe outcome in the form of increasing terrorist activities in the region.
Her remarks came a day after Pakistan National Assemblys Acting Speaker Murtaza Javed Abbasi in his speech to the Fourth World Conference of Speakers said that it is time to enable the people of Jammu and Kashmir to exercise their right to self-determination.
India’s priority should be on how to adapt to the strategic subtext of two important Economic Agreements – the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) and the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).
The NSA meeting would have been an attempt to resume the composite bilateral dialogue, but every time such a decision is made at the prime ministerial level, the process falls apart due to unrealistic expectations on both sides.