Flag meeting held with Pakistan Army in Poonch Sector
A flag meeting between the Indian and Pakistani forces was held on Wednesday at the Punch- Rawlakot Crossing point in the Poonch Sector at the Line of Control (LoC).
The flag meeting was held to discuss the current situation along the LoC and to resolve local issues.
A statement released by the Defence Ministry said that the meeting was held in a cordial atmosphere and both sides agreed to strengthen the existing mechanism to maintain peace along the LoC.
Issues pertaining to escalating trends in trans-LoC firing, ceasefire violations, civilian and military activities in the vicinity of the LoC and other issues were also discussed.
The Indian delegation of six officers was led by Brigadier S Thakaran and the Pakistani delegation of five officers was led by Brigadier Dhar.
Among other issues, the Pakistani side raised the issue of their civilians and livestock crossing the Line of Control inadvertently and the measures needed to control the escalating trends in trans LoC firing, said the statement.
The Indian side raised the issue of ceasefire violations by Pakistan and terrorists crossing the LoC.
(Posted on 05-09-2014)