India, Pakistan armies agree to maintain peace along LoC

New Delhi, Jan. 16 (ANI): The armies of India and Pakistan on Wednesday agreed to strictly observe ceasefire agreement and not to allow escalation of tensions along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir.

The Indian Army spokesperson Colonel Jagdeep Dahiya confirmed that a DGMO (Director General Military Operations) level meeting was held today during which Pakistan has promised to observe ceasefire and exercise restrain in the area.

"The DGMOs from both sides held a talk for ten minutes today. Pakistani DGMO has confirmed that orders have been passed to observe ceasefire and exercise restrain," said Dahiya.

Earlier in the day, Army chief Gen. Bikram Singh rejected Pakistani allegations that Indian troops had crossed the LoC and indulged in unprovoked firing, saying any casualty on the other side may have been due to retaliatory firing. (ANI)