Former Pakistani dictator Parvez Musharraf calls himself "the greatest defender" of Lashkar e Taiba and his founder Hafiz Saeed and has said he supports the terrorist group's role in "suppressing" the Indian army in Kashmir.
Musharraf, the 74-year-old retired general who went into exile himself in Dubai, said Mumbai's Saeed attack brain "is involved in Kashmir" and supports his participation.
Musharraf, who recently announced a "grand alliance" of 23 political parties, also said he is always in favor of "action" in Jammu and Kashmir and "suppress the Indian army in Kashmir."
"They (LeT) are the greatest force, India declared them as terrorists after badociating with the US Yes, they (LeT) are involved in Kashmir, but in Kashmir it is between us and India", said to ARY News .
Calling himself the biggest supporter of LeT and Saeed, Musharraf said he knew that he also liked the militant group and Jammat-ud-Dawa, the group led by Saeed in Pakistan.
The LeT was banned in Pakistan and the decision to ban the terrorist team in Pakistan was taken only by the Musharraf government.
When asked about it, Musharraf said he banned the terrorist group under "different circumstances" without giving further details.
Musharraf's comments came a few days later Saeed was released after the Pakistani government decided not to stop him further. He was under house arrest since January of this year.
India had expressed outrage at the decision of the judicial board to release Saeed, calling it an attempt by Pakistan to incorporate the banned terrorists and as a reflection of their continued support for non-state actors .
Saeed, accused of having planned the November 2008 attack in Mumbai that killed 166 people, was placed on the blacklist of terrorism by the UN under Resolution 1267 of the UN Security Council in December 2008.
The United States has also designated him as a global terrorist and has announced a $ 10 million reward for information leading to his arrest and conviction.
Saeed has now submitted the petition to remove him from the list of designated terrorists of the UN.
JuD is believed to be the front organization for the forbidden LeT that is responsible for carrying out the Mumbai terrorist attack in 2008.
Musharraf faces a large number of court cases after returning from five years of self-exile in Dubai to compete in the 2013 general election he lost.
Musharraf, who came to power in a bloodless coup d'etat in 1999, said he was ready to face all charges as the courts are no longer under the "control of Nawaz Sharif."