To reduce tension along LoC, Pak considers DGMO level talks with India
Amidst growing tensions, Pakistan is examining a proposal for a DGMO level meeting with India after a gap of four years. This move is likely to reduce tensions along the Line of Control and the Working Boundary through fresh confidence-building measures, a media report said.
The report comes a day after Pakistan said four of its soldiers died and five others injured in cross-border firing by Indian troops across the LoC. The Indian Army, however, said seven Pakistani soldiers were killed in its retaliatory firing.
A Pakistan defence ministry official in a meeting on Monday told the Senate defence committee that a "fresh proposal of DGMOs' (director generals of military operations) meeting is being considered," the Dawn reported.
The official also briefed the senators about the latest trends in Indian ceasefire violations, it said.
In November, a telephonic conversation between the two DGMOs took place following a request by the Pakistani side.
According to the report, one of the confidence-building measures being considered for the planned meeting of DGMOs is "calibre reduction" of the arms being used at the LoC.
Pakistan-India DGMOs have a frequent hotline contact, but they last met face-to-face four years ago at Wagah, a village which serves as a transit terminal between Lahore and Amritsar.
December 24, 2013, Wagah meeting had taken place after a break of 14 years. That meeting too was held to discuss ways to ensure peace along the LoC and the Working Boundary.