Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf says he had sent a message to India earlier this year that it would not be a conventional war, if Indian troops crossed into Pakistan.
In a speech to military veterans today (Monday) in Karachi, the general explained what he meant by unconventional war, saying Pakistani troops would enter India and encircle the Indian army. He did not use the term "nuclear weapons" in his speech.
The Pakistani president said he got the word to Indian Prime Minister Atal Bahari Vajpayee during meetings with various world leaders.
In India, outgoing army chief General S-Padmanabhan said Monday Pakistan's nuclear capability did not deter India from war. He said India was fully prepared for a war with Pakistan earlier this year.
Tensions between India and Pakistan peaked when both sides sent troops to their shared border after a deadly attack on the Indian parliament last December. New Delhi blamed Islamabad, accusing Pakistan's spy agency of masterminding the assault that killed 14 people. Pakistan denied the charge.
In recent months, however, both sides have said they are pulling back their troops and tensions have decreased.