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Pakistan's Defence Minister Khurram Dastgir Khan has said that India has not only wasted the opportunity for normalisation of ties with Islamabad but also restricted the space for peace through its "hostile" stance, according to a media report.
"Pakistan's perception of threat from India is not reflex; it is based upon a thorough assessment of Indian capacity to threaten Pakistan's military from an unprecedented forward position," he said and reminded that "the threat is calculated on capacity, not intent".
The statement was made after Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman warned Pakistan after Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad militants attacked a military camp in Sunjuwan in Kashmir that left six soldiers and a civilian dead.
The paper also reported an escalation in ceasefire violations along the Line of Control and the Working Boundary.
The pattern has continued this year and there have been more than 200 violations in the first six weeks of 2018, the report said.