Indian and Pakistani DGMOs meet at Wagah

KL Report

SRINAGAR

After the Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh and his Pakistani counterpart, Nawaz Sharief decided to ease tension along the Line of Control (LoC) and International Border (IB) during a meeting in US, three months earlier, the Director Generals of Military Operations (DGMOs) of India and Pakistan met along the Wagah-Attari border on Tuesday.

The meeting was meant to work out a mechanism to ease tension and ensure the implementation of ceasefire on the Line of Control (LoC).

India was represented by Lt General Vinod Bhatia while as Major Gen Aamer Riaz headed the Pakistani Military officuials.

According to sources the meeting took place on the ‘No Man’s Land’ at the Wagah-Attari border.

Sources said that the DGMOs discussed issues pertaining to tension on LoC and International Border (IB) in Jammu sector apart from the issues related to border crimes. They said that focus of the meeting was to maintain ceasefire and bring normalcy along LoC and IB.

The DGMOs of the two countries met for the first time after Kargil war in 1999.

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