Islamabad, January 16: Pakistan is considering a proposal for a DGMO-level meeting with India after a gap of four years to reduce tensions along the border and the Working Boundary through fresh confidence-building measures, a media report said.Also Read - PM Modi Inaugurates Defence Offices Complexes in Delhi. See PICS Here
The report comes a day after Pakistan said that four of its soldiers died and five others were injured in a cross-border firing by India troops across the LoC. In retaliatory firing, the Indian Army said seven Pakistani soldiers were killed. Also Read - Pak PM Imran Khan Bats for Taliban, Says Incentivise Them on Women's Rights, Inclusive Govt
In an early morning meeting on Monday, a Pakistani defence ministry official told the senate defence committee that a “fresh proposal of DGMs’ (director generals of military operations) meeting is being considered,” the Dawn reported. Also Read - Don't Need Lessons From 'Failed State': India Hits Out at Pak, OIC For Raising Kashmir Issue at UNHRC
The official also briefed the lawmakers 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.
The 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.
Meanwhile, a resolution adopted by the senate committee through consensus condemned Indian Army chief Gen. Bipin Rawat’s statement about “calling nuclear bluff of Pakistan” as “stupidity and provocative”.