In an effort to ensure peace and avoidance of hardships to the civilians along the Line of Control (LoC), the Indian Army on Tuesday agreed with the Pakistani Army’s proposal to undertake “sincere measures” to improve the existing situation.
The existing Hotline mechanism was initiated by Pakistan’s DGMO at 1800 hours (IST). Both the DGsMO reviewed the prevailing situation along the Line of Control and IB in J&K, the Indian Army said in a statement.
Indian Army Director General Military Operation (DGMO) Lt Gen Chauhan and his Pakistani counterpart Maj Gen Sahir Shamshad Mirza 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.
It was also mutually 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 Commanders’ Level, it added.