Kargil war was ‘stab in back’ for AB Vajpayee, says Pak PM Nawaz Sharif

New Delhi: Pakistan’s occupation of Kargil in 1999 was a ‘stab in the back’ for the then Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Pak Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has admitted for the first time accepted.

“Vajpayee told me that he was stabbed in the back because of Pakistan's misadventure in Kargil, especially during the process of Lahore Declaration. Vajpayee was right. I would have said the same thing - he was certainly backstabbed (in Kargil),” India Today reported Sharif as saying.

“But, who do I complain to about that now. We [India and Pakistan] pray to the same God,” the English daily quoted him as saying.

Sharif’s admission comes at a time when both the countries are trying to revive the bilateral peace talks that got derailed following the Pathankot terror attack.

News24 Bureau