Extremism and terrorism from the Taliban and Al Qaeda, and not India, are the biggest threats to Pakistani society, General (r) Pervez Musharraf has said. He told Indian television in a talk show. However, the situation would have to be re-examined if there are threatening noises coming from the Indian side. To questions on back channel talks between India and Pakistan during his tenure as president, Musharraf agreed with the comments of an American journalist that the two countries were close to a deal. He said both countries had been close to any agreement on all three issues: Kashmir, Siachen and Sir Creek.