Used US aid against India: Musharraf

Islamabad:  Former Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf has said that military aid provided by the US to Pakistan for the war against terror during his tenure had been used to strengthen defences against India. This is the first such admission by any top Pakistani leader.

Musharraf admitted that he had violated rules governing the use of the military aid, and justified his actions by saying he had "acted in the best interest of Pakistan".

India and several prominent lawmakers in the US have been accusing Pakistan of having used the US funds to strengthen its defences against India.

However, Pakistan has denied any wrongdoing.
Story First Published: September 14, 2009 08:05 IST

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