Islamabad- Defence Minister Khawaja Asif today said that, it is India's "war hysteria" which is behind raise in its defence budget.

Talking to journalists in Sialkot, Asif said India is constantly violating ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC) and Working Boundary, by resorting to unprovoked firing.

The defence minister was of the view that there was a need to control temperature on the Working Boundary for holding meaningful dialogue.

Criticizing the neighboring country, Asif said that India had not taken any sincere step in the past six month for regional peace. “The nation stands by the armed forces to defend the motherland,” he said.