ISLAMABAD - Repelling the impression that previous government had a tacit agreement with US for drone attacks inside Pakistan, former President General (Retd) Pervez Musharraf on Saturday said that he had not signed any agreement with the US to allow for its incursions into Pakistan's tribal areas. "There was no agreement with the US on drone attacks and military offensives in the tribal regions. There was a clear policy that only Pakistan Army will operate and no other army will operate here", Musharraf said while talking to media persons at Benazir International Airport on his departure to the United States. The former President said that his government had never authorised any drone strikes inside Pakistan by the US-led forces. "It was agreed that the US or the NATO forces can strike up to the Pakistan-Afghanistan border and would not enter the Pakistan territory," he said. Musharraf urged India to stop talking about surgical strikes in Pakistan stressing 'Pak Army is fully equipped to tackle any foreign threat tooth and nail'. "India should never talk rubbish like surgical strikes. Our forces are not sitting idle and have full capacity to retaliate to any level of aggression", he said and continued, "Why the Indians are time and again talking of surgical strikes? Why can't Pakistan say the same?" asked Musharraf. When his comments were sought on demands from the US and other countries that Pakistan should do more against the militants, he rejected the call for 'do more' and said, "Pakistan has rendered sacrifices more than any other country. We have lost 1500 soldiers and in the same number civilians. We have arrested 600 to 700 al-Qaeda suspects, including 20 to 25 top leaders", he answered. "Call to 'do more' amounts to demoralize us. This is absolutely unacceptable. They should encourage us and not demoralize us", Musharraf said. He urged India to stop threats of surgical strikes, as such statements for political motives would further mount tension. "In my opinion surgical strikes cannot be carried out in Pakistan. Stop threatening statements, as it will only create tension. Stop statements for political expediencies," he said. When asked if he expected Indian surgical strikes, the former President said, "There is no such thing. We have maintained a force level with the grace of Allah Almighty, which is deterrence force level and we have a resolve to use the force if there is any danger". Musharraf also said his government had tried its best to develop friendly relations with the eastern neighbour. "I believe relations were going fine with India until the Mumbai attacks," he said and added, "The only way to resolve the mystery of the November 26 attacks in Mumbai is to hold joint probe". He said that both countries must keep a balance in passing remarks or statements against each other in such challenging circumstances. Responding to a question on Israeli aggression on Gaza, Musharraf said that Israeli attacks were not helpful to deal with the issue of terrorism and extremism. "The whole world and we are global partners in the war against extremism and terrorism. Political disputes like Palestine and Kashmir are to be resolved. Israel has adopted reverse policy to deal with the issue by attacking Palestinians in Gaza. They are deteriorating the situation", he further said. He said attacks in Gaza would promote terrorism saying, "I condemn these attacks and brutalities on civilians in strongest terms". Musharaf said that root causes of extremism and terrorism must be addressed. "But if you attack, the situation will be complicated. The whole world must realize it", he stated. The former President avoided comments when sought about the performance of the government to handle the post-Mumbai situation. "Let them handle it. We expect the best", he stated. Mushararf has left for Washington on his first private visit since his resignation in August. He will deliver lectures at various forums during his 10-day visit. In another quick chat with journalists, the former President said that during his visit to US he would deliver lectures at key universities.