The Pakistani Army said on Thursday that Pakistan and India committed to strict compliance with all agreements, interpretations, and cessation of fire along the Line of Control (LoC). They also agreed to use current methods to address any “unforeseen situation or misunderstanding.”
The deal was concluded between the two countries after consultations held by the Director-General of Military Operations (DGMOs) of India and Pakistan on the defined hotline communication mechanism. A statement released by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the media wing of the Pakistan military, stated.
After the negotiations, the two sides released a joint statement.
“The two countries assessed the circumstance in an open, frank and cordial environment along the Line of Control and all other fields”. the ISPR said.
“Both sides agreed for strict observance of all agreements, understandings, and ceasefire along the LoC and all other sectors, with effect from Wednesday midnight”. It said.
Both sides stated that “current hotline contact channels and border flag meetings would be used to remedy any unforeseen situation or misunderstanding.”
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“There have been contacts between India and Pakistan on a hotline level since 1987. Frequently, the DGMOs of both countries stay in contact through this established mechanism”. Reports quoted Pakistani military spokesman Maj Gen Babar Iftikhar.
“Both the DGMOs have agreed that the existing 2003 understanding should be implemented in letter and spirit.”
It was agreed by both officials to make it feasible and, he said, shared the obligation to perform on it.
The latest development is seen as a thaw after years of tension between the two nuclear-armed neighbors.
Both Prime Minister Imran Khan and Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa recently submitted a dialogue to India to resolve all the issues.
Ties between India and Pakistan disappeared following a terror attack on the Pathankot Air Force base in 2016 by militant groups based in the neighboring area. Subsequent attacks, like the one on the Indian Army camp in Uri, further worsened the relationship.
On February 26, 2019, after India’s fighter jets pummelling a Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorist training camp deep within Pakistan. The partnership further decreased in reply to the terrorist attack in Pulwama in which 40 CRPF jawbones were murdered.
After India asserted the removal of special powers from Jammu and Kashmir in August 2019 and the state’s bifurcation into two union territories, ties further deteriorated.