more-news

DGMO's talks took place on Pakistan's request: Gen. Bikram Singh

By Praful Kumar Singh, New Delhi, Jan.13, : Army Chief General Bikram Singh on Monday said the Directors General of Military Operations (DGMO) meet on December 24 last year, was held at the request of Pakistan, and added that the talks were aimed at ensuring the sanctity of the November 2003 ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC).


Addressing his annual press conference, General Singh said, "The DGMO's talk was based on the request which came from Pakistan's side. It is a move in the right direction. The point was to ensure that the ceasefire holds between the two countries, and the environment over there is conducive for development on both sides according to the aspirations of locals."

"The DGMO's are in communication and talk to each other through the hotline," he said.

General Singh also said many locals in these areas are subjected to inconvenience and the ceasefire looks after their interest.

"We will see how it moves forward. At the moment, I am quite positive about the first meeting that took place. We will be having the meetings of two brigade commanders, whose dates are yet to be finalized," he said.

We are hopeful that it will ensure the ceasefire," he added.

On December 24, 2013, DGMOs of India and Pakistan had met on the Pakistan side of the Wagah Border.

Lt. General Vinod Bhatia, DGMO who led a five-member delegation and met his counterpart Maj Gen Amir Riaz, DGMO, Pakistan Army, had said: "We had a cordial, constructive and fruitful meeting. We discussed the ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC)."

"We both decided to ensure ceasefire and re-energize the existing mechanisms," he added.

In a joint statement, which was released afterwards, both sides agreed to hold two flag meetings between brigade commanders on the LoC in near future to ensure maintenance of peace and tranquility.

--ANI (Posted on 13-01-2014)

more-news headlines

Modi wrong person to handle Kashmir issue: K.C Tyagi

Enthusiastic voter turnout in North East reflects strong faith in democracy, peace

Delhi policeman rescues two minors from house on fire

Goa Congress unhappy with Karnataka unit over water dispute

Six killed in Kashmir road accident

Bihar mountain man's kin dies due to lack of medical care

40 children fall ill after eating ice-cream in Bihar village

EC launches voter awareness campaign with RED FM

Minor fire outside Delhi Metro station

Cloudy Saturday in Delhi, similar Sunday expected

CBI probe sought into Vadra's land deal

Two guerrillas arrested in Kashmir's Sopore

Quick Links: Goa | Munnar | Pondicherry | Free Yearly Horoscope '2014

Comments

Your e-mail:


Your Full Name:


Type verification image:
verification image, type it in the box

Message:

Back to Top