Pakistan Army and Indian Army crucial talks after 14 years concluded

Pakistan & Indian's military meeting concluded | PakistanTribeLAHORE – Long awaited meeting between Pakistan and Indian armies concludes at Wagha border post, PakistanTribe.com reported.

According to the details, Maj Gen Aamer Riaz, Pakistan Army DGMO, and Lt Gen Vinodh Bhatia,Indian Army DGMO met at Pakistani side of Wagha border at Lahore on Tuesday 24 December 2013.

Maj Gen Aamer Riaz, DGMO Pakistan Army receiving his counter part, DGMO Indian Army Lt Gen Vinodh Bhatia on arrival at Wagha Border on tuesday 24 December 2013 | PakistanTribe
Maj Gen Aamer Riaz, DGMO Pakistan Army receiving his counter part, DGMO Indian Army Lt Gen Vinodh Bhatia on arrival at Wagha Border on Tuesday 24 December 2013.

Maj Gen Aamer Riaz received his counterpart, Vinodh Bhatia, on his arrival at Wagha Border.

Maj Gen Aamer Riaz, DGMO Pakistan Army with his indian counter part Lt Gen Vinodh Bhatia after later's arrival at Wagha Border on Tuesday 24 December 2013 | PakistanTribe
Maj Gen Aamer Riaz, DGMO Pakistan Army with his Indian counterpart Lt Gen Vinodh Bhatia after latter’s arrival at Wagha Border on Tuesday 24 December 2013.

The meeting between Pakistan’s and India’s DGs was held after a 14-year period.

According to the Indian media, both sides agreed to maintain ceasefire on the line of control (LOC) and to continue confidence building measures from both sides.

Here is the official media release from ISPR – Media department of Pakistan Army:

1. The DGsMO level meeting between Pakistan Army and Indian Army on the issues related to Line of Control was held at Wagha on 24 December 2013. The Pakistan delegation was headed by Major General Aamer Riaz, Director General Military Operations, Pakistan Army. The Indian delegation was headed by Lieutenant General Vinod Bhatia, Director General Military Operations, Indian Army.

2. The meeting was held in a cordial, positive and constructive atmosphere. Both DGsMO showed their commitment to maintain the sanctity and ceasefire on the Line of Control and agreed to re-energize the existing mechanisms. Consensus was developed to make Hotline Contact between the two DGsMO more effective and result oriented. It was also decided to inform each other if any innocent civilian inadvertently crosses Line of Control, in order to ensure his / her early return.

3. To carry forward the positive spirit of DGsMOs meeting, two flag meetings between Brigade Commanders will be held on the Line of Control in the near future, to ensure maintenance of peace and tranquility along the Line of Control.

4. Both sides reiterated resolve and commitment to continue efforts for ensuring ceasefire, peace and tranquility on the Line of Control.

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