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India, Pakistan 'need to make peace'

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Former Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf said on Saturday that his country and rival India need to "bury the hatchet'' and settle their differences to reduce poverty and ease tensions in the region. 

Musharraf, Pakistan's ex-army chief, led the country in the 1999 Kargil conflict and previously fought against India in 1965 and 1971 wars.

"We need to resolve the long-standing disputes between India and Pakistan because these are the causes of hatred, causes of conflict and the wars,'' Musharraf told a media conference in Indian capital New Delhi.

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