India, Pakistan Armies hold flag meeting in Poonch

An Indian border post near fencing on the Line of Control in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir. File   | Photo Credit: PTI

The Indian and Pakistan Armies held a brigade commander-level meeting in the Poonch sector of Jammu and Kashmir on Friday to strengthen ceasefire, a defence official said.

The flag meeting at the Poonch-Rawlakote crossing point on the Line of Control comes after several ceasefire violations by Pakistan in the recent past during which five Indian security men were killed and seven others were injured.

The Indian delegation was led by Brigadier V S Sekhon and Brigadier Qaiser led the Pakistani side. They met at the Poonch-Rawlakote Crossing Point on the Line of Control (LoC), Public Relation Officer (PRO), Defence, Jammu, Lieutenant Colonel Devender Anand, said.

The two delegations discussed increasing confidence-building measures, maintaining the peace along the the Line of Control and preventing infiltration from the Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, the official said.

The meeting came on a day when security forces shot dead six Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) militants during an encounter in a forested area in Jammu and Kashmir’s Anantnag district.

“The brigade commander level flag meeting was held between the Indian Army and the Pakistan Army at 1100 hours at the Poonch-Rawlakote Crossing Point,” Anand said.

The meeting was held in a cordial and friendly atmosphere, and ended with both sides assuring to adhere to norms of the 2003 Ceasefire agreement and the Director-General of Military Operations (DGMO) level talks of May 29, he said.

The armies also decided to work towards improving the situation along the LoC, the PRO said.

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