India, Pakistan DGMOs hold talks on ceasefire violation and terrorism
India, Pakistan DGMOs hold talks on ceasefire violation and terrorismRajat Pandit | TNN | Updated: May 29, 2018, 20:12 IST
- Both the sides agreed to fully implement the ceasefire understanding of 2003 in letter and spirit
- Both DGMOs also agreed that in case of any issue, restraint will be exercised
- The latest round of discussion came a month after similar discussions were held between the two countries in April this year
The two military comm anders reviewed the prevailing situation along the Line of Control (LoC) and International Border (IB) in J and K during a conversation over the hotline at 6 PM, the Indian Army said.
The special hotline contact was initiated by the Pakistani DGMO.
Following the conversation between Indian DGMO Lt Gen Anil Chauhan and Pakistan's Maj Gen Sahir Shamshad Mirza, the two armies issued identical statements saying both sides agreed to fully implement the 15-year-old ceasefire understanding.
Both the sides agreed to fully implement the ceasefire understanding of 2003 in letter and spirit forthwith and to ensure that henceforth the ceasefire will not be violated by both sides, according to a press release by the media wing of Pakistan Army, Inter Services Relations Pakistan (ISPR).
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Both DGMOs also agreed that in case of any issue, restraint will be exercised and the matter will be resolved through utilisation of existing mechanisms of hotline contacts and border flag meetings at local commander's level, the release said.
During the talks, both the sides reviewed the prevailing situation along the Line of Control and Working Boundary and mutually agreed to undertake sincere measures to improve the existing situation ensuring peace and avoidance of hardships to the civilians along the borders.
The LoC has been witnessing increasing hostilities in the last few months.
A total of 908 incidents of ceasefire violations by Pakistan Army were reported till today in the current year as against 860 incidents during 2017, defence sources in New Delhi said.
The latest round of discussion came a month after similar discussions were held between the two countries over the issue of Pakistan-sponsored terrorism in the Kashmir Valley.
The unscheduled DGMO-level talks were held on April 27, on a request by Pakistan, wherein the Pakistani DGMO accused Indian security forces of resorting to unprovoked firing along LoC, the Indian Army had said in a statement.
(With inputs from agencies)
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