On May 29, India and Pakistan agreed to “fully implement” the ceasefire pact of 2003 in “letter and spirit”.
Director General of Military Operations (DGMOs) of India and Pakistan reviewed the prevailing situation along the Line of Control (LoC) and International Border (IB) in Jammu & Kashmir during a conversation over the hotline at 6 PM am and decided to stop cross border firings in Jammu and Kashmir.
Pakistani DGMO had initiated the special hotline contact.
Following the conversation between Indian DGMO Lt Gen Anil Chauhan and Pakistan’s Major Gen Sahir Shamshad Mirza, the two armies issued identical statements saying both sides agreed to fully implement the 15-year-old ceasefire understanding.
“Both the DGMOs agreed to fully implement the Ceasefire Understanding of 2003 in letter and spirit forthwith and to ensure that henceforth the ceasefire will not be violated by both sides,” said the Indian Army.
The DGMOs agreed to undertake sincere measures to improve the existing situation to ensure peace and avoidance of hardships to the civilians along the borders, the Pakistan Army said in a statement.
“It was also mutually agreed that in case of any issue, restraint will be exercised and the matter will be resolved through utilisation of existing mechanisms of hotline contacts and Border Flag Meetings at Local Commanders’ Level,” the Indian Army statement said.