Minister of State for External Affairs Omar Abdullah said on Tuesday that India's restraint in the military standoff with Pakistan might not last in the wake of the latest terrorist attack in Jammu.
He said it would be "unfair" to expect only India to exercise restraint while Pakistan had nothing to show in this regard.
The minister also said it would be better advised for US Assistant Secretary of State for South Asia Christina Rocca to convince the Pakistani leadership during her talks on Wednesday on the need for Islamabad to show restraint. "The policy of restraint is a two-way street," he said.
Asked about the impact of the Jammu attack on the military deployment on the Indo-Pak border, Abdullah said the defence top brass would probably review their preparedness.
J&K Congress Committee president Ghulam Nabi Azad said with each passing day the terrorist strikes from across the border would increase.
Azad alleged that there was no coordination between the Centre and the state government in taking effective steps to combat terrorism.
Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah said the attack clearly showed that Pakistan was not able to curb the activities of terrorists. He, however, said the incident did not appear to have any link with Rocca's visit to India.
Shiv Sena leader Abhimanyu Gulati demanded that the J&K be handed over to the army.
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