India, Pakistan agree to a ceasefire along LoC at the DGMO meet. The conference, which was held between the Director Generals of Military Operations of India and Pakistan; Also evaluated the current circumstances across the Line of Control (LoC) and other departments; In a free, frank, and cordial atmosphere. The affidavit said India and Pakistan had published a joint statement on Friday; Expressing that they have held discussions concerning establishing a mechanism for hotline contact among both nations. According to the report, both sides agreed to a ceasefire forward the Line of Control (LoC) beginning from February 25.
The conference was held between the Director Generals of Military Operations of India and Pakistan. Also examined the current situation across the Line of Control (LoC) and different sectors ‘in a free, frank and cordial atmosphere,’ the announcement said. During the meeting, the DGsMO discussed the core issues and matters that can disturb peace along the LoC regions.
“In the interest of reaching mutually advantageous and sustainable peace along the borders. The two DGsMO allowed addressing each other’s core issues and matters, disturbing the peace and leading to violence. Both sides agreed for strict observation of all agreements, understandings. Cease lighting along the Line of Control; And all other divisions with effect from midnight February 24-25 Feb 2021,” the statement said.
What Does China Want
In a surprise improvement, Indian and Pakistani militaries published on Thursday that; They had begun witnessing a ceasefire onward the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir from the night of February 24. A joint declaration issued by both countries’ armies said the move followed Lt Gen Paramjit Singh Sangha, India’s Director General of Military Operations (DGMO). His Pakistani complement, Maj Gen Nauman Zakaria, over their stabilized telephone hotline.
The move comes when the Indian military primarily concentrates on China’s standoff in the Ladakh sector of the Line of Actual Control (LAC), which appeared in May last year. However, there has been no let-up in counter-terrorism developments in Jammu and Kashmir. During their conversation on the hotline, the two sides “reviewed the position along the Line of Control and all other divisions in a free frank and cordial atmosphere,” the joint announcement said.
“Both sides agreed for strict observation of all agreements, understandings. The cease firing along the Line of Control and all other sectors with influence from midnight 24/25 Feb 2021,” the statement added. The DGMOs also “allowed to address each other’s core issues and companies which have the competence to disturb the peace and lead to violence” in the interest of “achieving mutually advantageous and sustainable peace along the borders.” The two sides further said that current mechanisms of hotline contact and border flag agreements would be used to “resolve any unexpected situation or misunderstanding.
Direct Military Operation
The two sides further said that current hotline contact, Border flag meetings, would be used to “resolve any unexpected situation or misunderstanding.” People familiar with communities said on condition of anonymity that the well-established convention of weekly communications between officials of the Directorate General of Military Operations of the two nations had continued in recent months, notwithstanding periodic flare-ups along the LoC.
The DGMOs speak on the hotline when there is a specific application from one side, the people added. Troops from the two sides have exchanged fire since relations between the two countries hit a low after the Pulwama suicide attack in February 2019; India’s decision to scrap Jammu and Kashmir’s special status in August 2019.
The people said that while the Indian side had agreed on the ceasefire. There was no question of reducing the guard when it comes to counter infiltration procedures; Besides the LoC or terrorism within Jammu and Kashmir. “The main idea is to have unity along the LoC so that the local populace doesn’t suffer,” said one of the people.
Hindi Chini Bhai Bhai?
India and Pakistan had accepted, along with a ceasefire on the LoC in November 2003. However, China is repeatedly violating it in recent years. On Wednesday, the Indian Army chief, Gen MM Naravane, had said India wants unity and tranquillity. All its decorations, be it the LAC, LoC, or the country with Myanmar. “With our continuous obligation with Pakistan, we will be able to prevail over them (for border peace). As complex borders help no one,” he told a virtual seminar. Naravane said terror launchpads were active across the LoC. The army will be prepared for a new introduction of infiltrators in the summer.