WASHINGTON - Former president Pervez Musharraf said Wednesday that India wants to "create an anti-Pakistan Afghanistan" as part of its attempt to dominate South Asian region. "Since our independence, Afghanistan always has been anti-Pakistan because the Soviet Union and India have very good relations in Afghanistan," Musharraf said at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, a Washington-based think-tank. "We must not allow this to continue," he said. "We must not begrudge if Pakistan orders ISI to take counter-measures to protect its own interests." Afghanistan, he said, sends its intelligence staff, diplomats and soldiers to India where they are "indoctrinated against Pakistan," something he said India must stop and the United States should be concerned about. He regretted that despite Islamabad's offers to train Afghan, none have been sent to Pakistan. Musharraf said Afghanistan could plunge into conflict along ethnic lines after 2014, when the United States plans to withdraw its combat troops from Afghanistan, ending more than a decade of war. "Are you leaving a stable Afghanistan or an unstable Afghanistan? Because based on that, I in Pakistan will have to take my own counter-measures," Musharraf said. The "adverse impact will be on Pakistan, so any leader in Pakistan must think of securing Pakistan's interests," he added. Relations between Washington and Islamabad were seriously strained in May when the United States launched a secret raid that killed Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad. Since then, senior US officials have publicly accused the ISI of closely working with the extremist Haqqani network which has carried out attacks on US targets, including Washington's embassy in Kabul. Admiral Mike Mullen, shortly before stepping down as the top US military officer, said that the Al-Qaeda-linked group led by Sirajuddin Haqqani was a "veritable arm" of Pakistani intelligence. Musharraf criticized Mullen's comments but said that Pakistan needed to do a better job explaining its position. "They must prove to the world and to the United States: Is there a problem? Do they have a different strategy as far as Sirajuddin Haqqani is concerned? Is there a problem that the army is overstretched?" he asked. Saying he is not fully convinced by reports that bin Laden was in Abbottabad for five years, two during his tenure, Mr. Musharraf said if that were true, it would only strengthen his conviction that negligence, not complicity, was at play. Why [do] I say there was no complicity? he said. As far as Im concerned, I am 500 percent sure that I did not know, whether anyone believes it or not, so therefore I am clear that there was no complicity. And Im also clear that the army and [Inter-Services Intelligence] could not have hidden this from me because Im from them and theyre from me. And if, at all, there was some misdoing at the top level, Im sure the second-, third-, fourth-tier officers - who were very much in touch with me, as weve always been - wouldve come and told me. Musharraf said the onus of proving this to the United States is on the Pakistani government. Its a very difficult thing to prove because nobody believes, he said. But we still have to prove it, because I know it to be true.