Pakistan and India’s Director General of Military Operations (DGMOs) have agreed to address each other’s core issues and concerns and to adhere strictly to the ceasefire on the LOC. According to the Pakistan Army Public Relations Department (ISPR), the DGMOs of the two countries discussed the established modalities of hotline communication and the situation in the Line of Control (LoC) and all other sector. The agreement was reviewed in a nice and pleasant atmosphere. Both sides have stressed that the existing hotline communication procedures and border flag meetings would be used to resolve any unforeseen situations and misunderstandings. The development comes at a time when two years have passed since the Indian Air Force attempted to strike Balakot in northern Pakistan in February this year. It should be noted that ceasefire violations on the Line of Control (LoC) between the two neighboring countries occur from time to time. These incidents result in military and civilian casualties as well as damage to property in the border areas.
The two countries accuse each other of violating the border ceasefire.
India and Pakistan have called for a ceasefire on the L&C between the nights of February 24 and 25. Both sides have claimed that all agreements and understandings regarding the ceasefire in all sectors of the LoC will be strictly adhered to. The hotline will be maintained, the joint statement said. “Border flag meetings will clear up any misunderstandings. “According to details, there have been 5,100 ceasefire violations by Pakistan on the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir in 2020, during which 36 people were killed and more than 130 injured. The number of ceasefire violations by the Pakistani military in 2020 is five times higher than in 2017. Looking at the last few border disputes between India and Pakistan, we know that India has never adopted an aggressive strategy. Meanwhile, a ceasefire agreement was reached between India and Pakistan in 2003. But both have violated the ceasefire the most in 2020 by turning its back on the agreement. The current President of the United Nations General Assembly, Volkan Bozkar, while welcoming the LOC Ceasefire Agreement, said that the joint statement issued by Pakistan and India was encouraging while the United States also welcomed it. “We encourage both countries to take this step forward,” said White House spokeswoman Jane Sackie.