Truce violation: Omar says Centre should look at other options

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Srinagar, Oct 21: Amid no signs of cooling of tension on the Indo-Pak border, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Monday said the Centre will have to look at other options if Pakistan continues to violate ceasefire.

"Obviously this cannot be a one sided affair. It cannot be a situation where we are the receiving end and no response is given," he told reporters on the sidelines of a function here.

A total of 136 ceasefire violations have been reported in 2013.

Centre should explore other options if Pakistan continues to violate ceasefire along LoC, he said. Referring to the New York meeting between Prime Ministers of India and Pakistan, Omar said Manmohan Singh was very forthright in putting across India's concerns.

"A mechanism had been worked out whereby the DGMOs of both countries would meet to discuss cooling of the LoC and IB (international Border). That has not happened so far. I believe that is an option that needs to be exercised, failing which obviously, Government of India will have to look at responding in kind," he said.

A total of 136 ceasefire violations have been reported in 2013, the highest in the past 8 years.

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