New Delhi (NVI): In a crucial development, India and Pakistan armies have agreed for strict observance of all agreements, understandings and cease firing along the Line of Control (LoC) and all other sectors with effect from February 24 midnight.
A joint statement by the two sides said that the Director Generals of Military Operations (DGMOs) of India and Pakistan held discussions over the established mechanism of hotline contact. The two sides reviewed the situation along the Line of Control and all other sectors in a free, frank and cordial atmosphere.
In the interest of achieving mutually beneficial and sustainable peace along the borders, the two DGMOs agreed to address each other’s core issues and concerns which have propensity to disturb peace and lead to violence, it said.
“Both sides agreed for strict observance of all agreements, understandings and cease firing along the Line of Control and all other sectors with effect from midnight 24/25 Feb 2021,” read the official statement.
Both sides also reiterated that existing mechanisms of hotline contact and border flag meetings will be utilised to resolve any unforeseen situation or misunderstanding, it said.
Officially, last ceasefire violation between India and Pakistan along LoC was reported around February 2 in Mankote sector of Poonch district in Jammu and Kashmir. Last reported CFV through sources was in Tanghdar, Kupwara along LoC on February 15.
However, at International Border (IB), there have been violations as late as two days back.