NEW YORK - Stating that Pakistan is fighting militant insurgency for its survival, President Asif Ali Zardari said on Sunday that his democratic government would overcome the challenge posed by the Taliban. Of course, he said on NBC channels 'Meet the Press Programme when asked if his government could survive politically the challenge of violent extremism. In this regard, he rejected the negative projections about the stability of the Pakistani state in the face of the Taliban insurgency. Is the state of Pakistan going to collapse? No. We are a 180 million people, he said. The population is much more (bigger) than the insurgents are. We have a problem. Because, as I said, it was a monster created by all of us. We got together and (then) we forgot to find a cure for it. The President said world powers must back Pakistans anti-terror effort as they also bear a collective responsibility for the current turmoil in the region. Its a war of our existence. We have been fighting this war much before 9/11. They (militants) are a kind of a cancer created by both of us, Pakistan and America, and the world. We got together, we created this cancer to fight the superpower (Soviet Union that occupied Afghanistan in 1979) - and then you went away without finding a cure for it. And now we have come together to find a cure for it, he added. Asked if he was suggesting that it is the pre-eminently a US responsibility, Zardari said: No. I think it is a joint responsibility of all democracies of the world. Elaborating, he said, it was this consideration of collective responsibility that brought forth the Friends of Democratic Pakistan initiative so that we can bring more strength to (addressing) the situation. Youve got to admit that we all have been trying to battle this for the last eight years, the world powers have been trying to battle this for the last eight years in Afghanistan and nobody has come out a victor as yet. On Pakistans strategic anti-terror efforts, he said, Pakistan has deployed on its Western Afghan border three times the amount of troops you (the US) has battling them in Afghanistan - that is 125,000 we have on ground. We think there are sufficient (Pakistani) troops to battle the Taliban in the border region, he added. The president also said Pakistan is not adding to its nuclear arsenal as it does not need any more, but it would not disclose the location of its weapons to the US. Pakistan is not adding to our stockpile as such, Zardari said. Why do we need more? Asked if Pakistan would tell US intelligence officials where all its nuclear weapons are located, to allow for a joint strategy to keep them secure, Zardari said Pakistan is a sovereign country. Why dont you do the same with other countries yourself? he said. I think this is a sovereignty issue, and we have a right to our own sovereignty. Zardari told NBC additional aid to Pakistan shouldnt come with any conditions. I think its doubting an ally before you go into action together, he said. We should have a result-oriented relationship, where I should be given a timeline and Ill give you all a timeline, so we can both give each other timelines and meet the timelines on the positive. In a separate interview on Public Broadcasting System (PBS) programme 'Newshour With Jim Lehrer, Zardari said with Pakistani troops battling Taliban in the troubled Swat region, India is not a threat to Pakistan. Well, I am already on record. I have never considered India a threat, Zardari said. The Obama Administration has been telling Pakistan that extremists, not India, pose a threat to Pakistan. I have always considered India a neighbour, which we want to improve our relationship with. We have had some cold times and we have had some hard times with them. We have gone to war thrice, but democracies are always trying to improve relationships, Zardari said while responding to a question: which is greatest threat to Pakistan? India, or the militants. About moving troops from the Indian border to the country northwest to fight terrorism, Zardari said: Pakistan has already done so. Reuters/AFP add: I think we need to find a strategy where the world gets together against this threat, because its not Pakistan-specific, he said. Its not Afghanistan-specific. Like I said, its all the way from the Horn of Africa, he told NBC TV channel. Youve had attacks in Spain. Youve had attacks in Britain. Youve had attacks in America. Youve had attacks in Africa, Saudi Arabia, he said. So I think the world needs to understand that this is the new challenge of the 21st century, and this is the new war. Zardari acknowledged his country will need US help to succeed in this fight. Its an accepted position that you - we cannot work this problem out unless Pakistan, Afghanistan and America are on the same page, he said. Zardari did not address the latest fighting but called for greater aid for his beleaguered democratically-elected government, including more funds beyond US plans to give $1.5b annually for five years to support development. But he rejected suggestion that some limits on aid be imposed based on performance by Pakistan. I feel that we shouldnt have any, any kind of conditionalities, he stated. Zardari said Pakistan was fighting a 'war of our existence against an extremist movement that grew from the 1980s anti-Soviet war in Afghanistan that was 'a kind of a cancer, created by both of us, Pakistan and America. But he disputed assertions his country faced collapse. We need to find a strategy where the world gets together against this threat, because its not Pakistan-specific. Its not Afghanistan-specific, said Zardari. Democracy needs help, he said, repeating a remark he made before his White House summit on Wednesday with US President Barack Obama. Altogether this aid package is not even one-tenth of what you give (troubled US insurance firm) AIG. So, lets face it - we need, in fact, much more help, said Zardari. Zardari also repeated Islamabads request for unmanned drones that fire missiles at Taliban and Al-Qaeda figures within Pakistan - weapons the US military has used to target militants in the border regions. Ive been asking for them, but I havent got a positive answer as yet, Zardari said. But Im not giving up. Afghan President Hamid Karzai, who also was in Washington, told NBC that talks with Zardari made him 'a lot more confident and a lot more hopeful Pakistan was on the same page as Afghanistan and the United States in fighting the Taliban.