India and Pakistan Agree to “Strict Observance” of Kashmir Ceasefire

Military forces in India and Pakistan have agreed to strictly observe a ceasefire at the de facto border between both countries in the disputed Kashmir region.

Discussions took place via a hotline between the offices of the directors-general of military operations (DGMO) of the Indian and Pakistani armies. 

A Pakistani military statement said the talks were held “in a free, frank and cordial atmosphere”

The statement further stated that “both sides agreed for strict observance of all agreements, understandings and cease firing along the [Line of Control] and all other sectors, with effect from midnight [on Friday],”

A ceasefire agreement has existed since 2003 at the Line of Control which divides Indian-administered and Pakistan-administered Kashmir. However, both nations have often flouted the agreement, leading to civilian and military casualties.

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