India’s Attitude Towards Pakistan Has Changed After Islamabad’s Nuclear Tests: Nawaz Sharif: Pakistan’s ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday claimed that India’s attitude towards Pakistan changed after Islamabad conducted nuclear tests in the year 1998.
India’s Attitude Towards Pakistan Has Changed After Islamabad’s Nuclear Tests: Nawaz Sharif
India carried out nuclear tests in the year 1998, and it changed the language of its ministers towards us. But when Pakistan conducted the nuclear tests in its reply, suddenly their attitude changed.
Eight months after the nuclear tests, Indian Prime Minister Vajpayee visited Lahore by bus, and Sharif said while addressing a ceremony here in connection with the 20th anniversary of the atomic tests.
On May 28, 1998, Pakistan had conducted the five nuclear tests.
It is because of my decision to conduct the nuclear tests that no one could challenge Pakistan, said the PML-N supreme leader.
He further said that he was asked by then US President Bill Clinton not to conduct nuclear tests and in return, he promised to give him $5 billion.
I refused that offer and made the country’s defense invincible, he said.
I told Clinton that since India had carried out the nuclear tests, we will have to follow suit. India was making tall claims, and we have to say to it that we are second to none, he added.
Sharif said Pakistan’s defense had been made active by an elected prime minister and not by a military dictator.
It was Gen Pervez Musharraf who is compromising on Pakistan’s interest and not an elected prime minister, he said.
The mighty army, which is enjoying considerable influence over the policy decisions in Pakistan, has ruled the country for much of its life since it gained independence 70 years ago.
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