In a new development, DG ISPR reveals revival of 2003 ceasefire agreement with India

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In a new development, DG ISPR reveals revival of 2003 ceasefire agreement with India

Director General Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Babar Iftikhar on Thursday said that Pakistan and India have agreed to restore the 2003 ceasefire agreement along the Line of Control (LoC) and the Working Boundary, suggesting a new push to defuse years of tensions.

According to the details, while talking to BOL News, DG ISPR Major General Babar Iftikhar said that the Indian Ceasefire violations caused the most casualties in 2018, whereas 2019 saw the highest number of ceasefire violations in which 310 civilians were killed and about 1,600 were injured.

Major General Babar Iftikhar said there have been more than 13,500 ceasefire violations since 2003. He added that the hot line contact between Pakistan and India has been going on since 1987.

The tensions have been simmering between the two nuclear-armed neighbours since 2016. Both the sides accused the other for the deadlock in the dialogue process.

Pakistan, however, insisted that it was always willing for talks without any preconditions. India, though, remains adamant that Pakistan must address its concerns on the alleged cross border terrorism.

Today in an unexpected development the top military commanders of Pakistan and India also 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 commander’s level.