| Updated at: 1748 PST, Friday, December 03, 2010|
NEW DELHI: Former president Pervez Musharraf has vowed never to visit to India again after being denied a visa by the Indian government, a report said on Friday.
"I have no words to explain my disappointment," Musharraf was quoted as telling The Indian Express newspaper by telephone from his home in Dubai.
"Your government has dashed my hopes. I think it shows a lack of confidence on the part of India to face me," he said, according to the paper's website.
The former president, who was born in New Delhi before the partition of the sub-continent, had been invited to India by private organisations to attend seminars and meet the media.
"I don't plan to come to India ever again," Musharraf said, citing the visa refusal as an affront to his "honour and dignity."
Indian government officials have confirmed the visa request was denied, but declined to elaborate on the reasons.