India Needs To Be Careful In Dealings With Musharraf: Sinha

New Delhi, July 3: | Updated: Jul 4 2002, 05:30am hrs
Accusing Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf of reneging from his commitment to stop infiltration of terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir, external affairs minister Yashwant Sinha on Wednesday said India needs to be very, very careful in its dealings with the military ruler.

He tried to backtrack from his assurance not once but three to four times, Mr Sinha told reporters after taking over his new assignment. He was apparently referring to Mr Musharrafs interview to Newsweek and BBC where the Pakistani leader claimed he gave no commitment to the US to stop infiltration permanently.

Incidents in the past two to three days have proved that the situation has gone back to same as before May 24 when Mr Musharraf had promised not to allow export of terrorism from Pakistani soil.

In Islamabad, Mr Musharrafs spokesman Maj Gen Rashid Qureshi rejected Mr Sinhas charge saying, there is nothing happening across the line of control as has been stated by the Pakistani President.