"We had decided to suspend operations in view of Ramzan. However, there is no respite in cross-border terrorism and ceasefire violations on the part of Pakistan," Mr Ahir, told news agency PTI.
"We will be constrained to revoke the ceasefire agreement," the minister said, adding that that the provisions of the truce allow India to retaliate if Pakistan initiates unprovoked firing. India, however, continues to believe in the "no-first-strike" policy, the minister clarified.
Terming as "unfortunate" the fresh ceasefire violation along the International Border in Jammu region, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti yesterday said the DGMOs (Director General of Military Operations) of India and Pakistan should hold dialogue again and stop the bloodshed. Innocent villagers at the border are suffering, the Chief Minister said.
The home minister has, however, said that the centre's decision not to proactively carry out operations during Ramzan was different from a unilateral ceasefire. The minister reiterated that it had been clearly stipulated, the security forces would resume operation if any terror-related activity takes place. "We haven't tied hands of our security forces," Mr Singh had said.
(With inputs from PTI)
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