The Government forces in Jammu Kashmir have been ordered not to launch operations during the holy month of Ramzan, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Wednesday.
The Indian Government has announced a unilateral ceasefire with Militant groups in the state against the Reports of certain sections of Media who reported operations will be lessened.
Security forces will, however, retain the right to retaliate if attacked or to protect civilian lives.
The Home Minister's surprise announcement made on Twitter comes days after Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti pitched for the ceasefire following an All Party meeting.
The Union Cabinet, which backed the centre's initiative at its meeting, appears to have concluded that this was an exaggerated view.
Mehbooba Mufti welcomed the ceasefire and thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Rajnath Singh "for their personal intervention".