Rising Kashmir NewsSrinagar
Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman Monday said that if Islamabad calls for peace between the two countries, India would take it seriously.
Defence Minister’s comments came in the backdrop of the Pakistan Army Chief favouring talks to resolve lingering disputes.
Zee News reported on Monday that the Minister also said the armed forces would “fully honour” the government’s decision not to launch any operations in Jammu Kashmir during the holy month of Ramzan.
“Any comment on wanting peace will definitely be taken seriously,” Zee News quoted Sitharaman as saying.
Earlier, Pakistan Army Chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa had said last month that a peaceful resolution of disputes, including Kashmir, would be possible through talks between the two countries.
Sitharaman has said that the armed forces will abide by ceasefire announced made by the Centre.
“We shall fully honour the policy which the Home Ministry on behalf of the government of India announced. The policy has clearly laid out how it is going to pan out and we shall abide by everything that was announced,” the report quoted Sitharaman as saying.