Pakistan, India agree to reduce tensions at border

August 28, 2014 - 1:41:21 am

ISLAMABAD: India and Pakistan’s directors general of military operations (DGMOs) spoke to each other on hotline yesterday in a bid to defuse tensions along the heavily militarised Line of Control (LoC).

“Both sides mutually agreed to reduce tension along the Line of Control and working boundary,” read a short statement from the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).

Sources said that during the conversation, both sides discussed the prevailing situation along with the Line of Control (LoC) and the working boundary. 

Both sides agreed to share certain information with a view to ensure peace in the coming days.

The working boundary dividing the disputed Kashmir region has recently witnessed a spike in tensions and exchange of firing from both sides.

Last week, Pakistan suggested India to hold an urgent meeting of the two countries’ DGMOs in order to discuss the situation at the border and ‘stop the current spate of firing along the working boundary’.

Ceasefire violations along the LoC and working boundary between Pakistan and India continue intermittently, with casualties reported on both sides.