India’s war hysteria behind raise in its defence budget: Asif

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Defence Minister Khawaja Asif Sunday said that it is India’s “war hysteria” which is behind raise in its defence budget.

Talking to newsmen in Sialkot, the minister said that India is constantly violating ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC) and Working Boundary by resorting to unprovoked firing. He was of the view that there was a need to control temperature on the Working Boundary for holding meaningful dialogue.

Criticizing the neighbouring country, Asif said that India had not taken any sincere step in the past six month for regional peace.

“The nation stands by the armed forces to defend the motherland,” he said.