Musharraf’s ‘In the Line of Fire’ is exactly in the middle of the debate worldwide. He has written most of the things in this book what he never ever said, and what he had said on the Kargil War earlier has no place in his autobiography.
Earlier, the Pakistani government did not recognize the dead bodies of its soldiers and now he is saying that Pakistan showed its power to India during the Kargil war. It is complete a wonder-show from the Indian point of view.
He criticized the US and Europe to equate militancy with terrorism. According to Musharraf, what is happening in ‘Indian-held Kashmir’is not terrorism it is a freedom struggle.
Poor Indian Government! India is riding on the joint declaration with Pakistan to fight with Terrorism. On the other hand, Musharraf is saying that there is no terrorism in Kahmir. However, He avoided saying that Pakistan is rightly behind this ‘freedom Struggle’.
Have a look on his definition of terrorism as reported in TOI,
it is not just that one man’s terrorist can be another man’s freedom fighter; sometimes a man can be a legitimate freedom fighter in one context and a terrorist when he does something else.
Musharraf’s autobiography is a bundle of lies, I must say. He has written that India invited the Kargil war by moving too much of its forces to Kashmir and leaving the rest of the front weaker.
However, He writes that Pakistan was in no mood to attack India because Pakistan had no offensive designs on the international border.
Musharraf described Kargil war as a brilliant Pakistani success and as a planned marvel of military professionalism.
On July 4, when Pakistan virtually surrendered, Musharraf claimed that Pakistani troops were in full command of the situation and were holding dominating position. He blamed Nawaz Sharif and International Pressure for the truce.