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India, Pakistan enter into mutual agreement, no firing reported

New Delhi, Jan 17 (): Concern related to LoC in Kashmir has been resolved with the relaxation of overnight firing at the Line of Control after top military officers from both India and Pakistan discussed with each other on Wednesday night and agreed not to cross the limits.

Offering talks, Pakistan has suggested that foreign ministers of both the countries hold a discussion to calm down the ongoing tension along the LoC in Kashmir. India’s Foreign Minister Salman Khurshid will soon be having discussions with Pakistan counterpart Hina Rabbani Khar in a bid to reduce the tension between the neighbours over the violation of repeated ceasefire along the LoC.

In a statement last night, Pakistan foreign minister said that it is better for the two countries to discuss all concerns related to the LoC in order to strengthen the regulation of the ceasefire,  instead of issuing aggressive statements by the military as well as  political leaders from both the countries.

Sources said that Salman Khurshid will be meeting Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today to discuss Pakistan’s offer which has come after ten days of border tension between the two neighbouring countries.

Meanwhile after a mutual agreement, there was no overnight firing across the border as well as no firing was reported in the morning also. Since Monday’s flag meeting between the two sides, five incidents of ceasefire violation were reported, said officers from Indian Army.

India earlier  claimed that Pakistani troops have planted land mines in Indian territory which was categorically denied by Pakistan when the pictures were shown to  Pakistan during the flag meeting on Monday. Pakistan who refused to accept the allegations returned the file to the officials, said sources from the Defence ministry.

Pakistan being inflexible in its attitude expressed concern over the conclusion of the meeting and blamed Indian troops to have violated the ceasefire on the LoC first.

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