Attari/Wagah- Meeting after 14 years, key army commanders of India and Pakistan Tuesday resolved to ensure ceasefire on the Line of Control (LoC) and decided to hold meetings between brigade commanders in the near future.
The meeting between the Directors General of Military Operations (DGMOs) of India and Pakistan in Wagah on the Pakistani side was described as “fruitful” by India’s DGMO, Lt. Gen. Vinod Bhatia.
DGMO-level talks were held after 14 years. The last time the key army commanders met was in July 1999 after the Kargil war. The two DGMOs usually talk on the hotline every Tuesday.
According to a joint statement, the two sides also decided to inform each other if any innocent civilian inadvertently crossed the LoC to ensure his or her early return to his country.
“To carry forward the positive spirit of DGMO meeting, two flag meetings between brigade commanders will be held on the LoC in the near future to ensure maintenance of peace and tranquillity,” the joint statement said.
Talking to media after returning from Wagah in Pakistan where he met his Pakistani counterpart Maj. Gen. Amir Riaz, Lt.Gen. Bhatia said the meeting was held in a cordial atmosphere.
“Both sides discussed the ceasefire on the LoC and the existing mechanism. It has been decided to ensure ceasefire,” the general said after the two-hour meeting.