As ceasefire violations continued on the Line of Control, India feels that the agreement reached in New York between Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif after talks had to be given a little more time to work.

Under the Peace and Tranquillity Agreement, the Directors-General of Military Operations were tasked to meet and find a way to ensure that violations stopped.

“It hasn’t happened so far, both of them say they are going to try and work towards that end, let’s give them a chance, and then we will assess the situation as it develops [on] whether there is seriousness or not on the Pakistani side to restore the ceasefire and respect it,” a senior official said.

“If they can’t do it, we will draw conclusions from it […] and we will draw conclusions about Pakistan,” he said.

Increase in intrusion

The violations seem linked with attempts at cross-border intrusion, which had increased over last year, the official said, but the patterns had to be studied closely to draw conclusions on its significance and the nature of the spike.