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India, Pakistan wants improvement in situation along LoC: MEA

New Delhi, Oct.31 (ANI): Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin on Thursday said that both India and Pakistan want improvement in the situation along the Line of Control (LoC) amid repeated ceasefire violations by the Pakistani troops.

He also said this a common understanding between the two countries and that is what guides India’s diplomatic interaction with Pakistan.

“I think we need to go back to the last substantive diplomatic discussion between India and Pakistan and that was the discussion between the two Prime Ministers in New York.

The common understanding was that the precondition for a forward movement in the relationship, which both the Prime Ministers desire, is an improvement of the situation on the LoC,” he told media here today.

The frontier posts in the Samba sector have repeatedly been the focus of Pakistani attack, as the ceasefire continues to be breached despite assurances from Prime Minister Sharif that his country wants peace and tranquility along the LoC.

Earlier on October 22, Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde reviewed the security situation in the wake of recent ceasefire violations along the LoC in the state.

Shinde and Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah also visited the Hiranagar Police Station in Samba district, where, on September 26, five policemen were killed in a militant attack.

In the September 29 talks between Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif, both sides had agreed that improving the situation on the LoC is the ‘precondition’ to ‘forward movement’ in the India- Pakistan relationship. (ANI)

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