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The armies of India and Pakistan agree to stop firing throughout the LoC: Ministry of Defense | India News


NEW DELHI: Following discussions between the Directors General of Military Operations of India and Pakistan, the two sides must stop firing along the Line of Control and all other sectors as of midnight February 24-25 .
The discussion between the two armies took place at a time when a large number of ceasefire violations were taking place throughout the LoC and the levels of violence were increasing, especially for villagers living along the LoC on both sides.
“Both parties agreed to the strict observance of all agreements, understandings, and ceasefires along the Line of Control and all other sectors from midnight February 24 to 25,” said a joint statement issued by the Ministry of Defence.
In the talks, the two armies reviewed the situation along the Line of Control and all other sectors “in a free, frank and cordial environment.”
Both parties held discussions on the established hotline contact mechanism.
According to the statement, the two DGsMOs agreed to address each other’s core issues and concerns that have the propensity to disrupt the peace and lead to violence for the sake of achieving sustainable and mutually beneficial peace along borders.
During the discussions, both sides reiterated that existing mechanisms for hotline contact and border flag meetings will be used to resolve any unforeseen situations or misunderstandings.
The Indian Army has also made it clear that it will not cease its counterterrorism or counterinfiltration operations against Pakistan Army-backed terrorists throughout the LoC and the interior of Jammu and Kashmir.

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