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 - UP Govt University Professor Booked for Posting Pakistan Flag, Map Pictures on Facebook
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 - Ladakh Standoff: Disengagement Between India, Chinese Troops Completed at Patrolling Point 17, Says Army
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 - 'Disappointing And Saddening': Truecaller on Being in The List of 89 Apps Banned by Indian Army
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”.