Former military ruler General Pervez Musharraf (Retd) on Wednesday said that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is an enemy of Pakistan and Muslims, DawnNews reported. Speaking to an Indian news channel, the former president said that Pakistan would never neglect the defence of its eastern borders and added that the country would not hesitate in using the nuclear bomb against India if a need arose.
Musharraf, who ruled Pakistan as a military dictator and later as a civilian president between 1999 and 2008, said that India was attempting to destabilise its South Asian neighbour through a proxy war. The former army chief fought against India in the 1965 and the 1971 wars and led Pakistan’s armed forces in the 1999 Kargil conflict. The former president is currently residing in Karachi where he is receiving treatment at PNS Shifa after undergoing a heart ailment in the midst of a number of cases against him. He is also facing a high treason trial for imposing an Emergency on the country in 2007.