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Pakistan and India agree to adhere all accords including LoC

RAWALPINDI: The director-generals of military operations of India and Pakistan reviewed the situation along the Line of Control and all other sectors in a “free, frank and cordial atmosphere”, the ISPR said Thursday.

As an important move to de-escalate tensions between both countries, the Director Generals of Military Operations (DGMO) of Pakistan and India on Thursday have agreed on Line of Control (LoC) ceasefire.

The DGMOs of both the countries have contacted at hotline and reviewed situation along the LoC. The Pakistani military media wing has told that the discussion was held in a friendly environment.

Pakistan and Indian authorities have also expressed their will to address the concerns for peace and stability in the region, ISPR stated.

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The DGMOs of both the countries have contacted at hotline and reviewed situation along the LoC. The Pakistani military media wing has told that the discussion was held in a friendly environment.

Pakistan and Indian authorities have also expressed their will to address the concerns for peace and stability in the region. India and Pakistan’s militaries said on Thursday that they had agreed to stop firing along their disputed border in Kashmir, where such gunfire has been frequent in recent months, often killing or maiming people living in the area.
“In the interest of achieving mutually beneficial and sustainable peace along the borders, the two DGsMO agreed to address each other’s core issues and concerns which have propensity to disturb peace and lead to violence,” a joint statement said, referring to the military operations heads of the two countries.

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The nuclear-armed neighbours signed a cease-fire agreement along the Line of Control (LoC) — the de facto border in the Kashmir region — in 2003, but the truce has been fraying in recent years.
An official in New Delhi said the cessation was partly aimed at easing the fraught situation for civilians living along the border, who are regularly caught in the crossfire.
“We are cautiously optimistic that the violence levels and tensions along the LoC will come down,” the official said, declining to be named because of the sensitivity of the matter.

But India will not ease up on deployments along the LoC that aim to stop infiltration or counterinsurgency operations in the Kashmir valley, the official said.

Last summer, Indian and Pakistani troops were locked in their most frequent cross-border fighting in at least two years, amid surging coronavirus outbreaks.
Kashmir has long been a flashpoint between the neighbours, but tension was renewed after New Delhi withdrew the autonomy of the Himalayan region last August and split it into federally administered territories. Both countries claim the region in full, but rule only parts.