Apropos the first extract of Musharraf's book "In the Line of Fire" (GK oped page 29th Sept. 2006.) With the threatening of Richard Armitage, India offered Awantipora Airbase in Kashmir to US for the purpose also. However, as the wise and diplomatic knock of Musharraf timely got through, US refused the Indian offer of the BJP government with the reasoning that J&K was internationally a disputed territory.
Prof. Abdul Ahad Hakeem