India, Pak Hold Flag Meeting Over Ceasefire Violations Along LoC
Pakistan expresses “deep concern” about India’s plans to construct a wall along the LoC allegedly to convert it “into a quasi international border”. (Photo: Reuters)
Pakistan expresses “deep concern” about India’s plans to construct a wall along the LoC allegedly to convert it “into a quasi international border”. (Photo: Reuters)

India, Pak Hold Flag Meeting Over Ceasefire Violations Along LoC

Indian and Pakistani troops today held a battalion commander-level flag meeting in Poonch to discuss ceasefire violations along the LoC and reaffirmed their faith in ensuring lasting peace and tranquility.

A Battalion Commander-level flag meeting was held at Chakan–Da–Bagh along LoC in Poonch Sector at 1100 hours today to take forward the peace process initiated since the Brigade Commander level Flag Meeting of 21 September 2015.
SN Acharya, Officiating Defence Spokesperson

The two sides held discussions to address the situation arising out of the recent ceasefire violations in Poonch sector, Acharya said.

In the meeting which lasted nearly 30 minutes, the ‘Colonel’ ranked officers leading the two delegations acknowledged each other’s efforts in maintaining peace and tranquility on the Line of Control in the recent past, he said.

Both sides mutually agreed to the importance of exercising restraint on the Line of Control and keeping the communication alive through established reconciliation mechanism of exchange of hotline messages and flag meetings. The flag meeting ended on a positive note and both sides reaffirmed their faith in ensuring everlasting peace and tranquility on the Line of Control by redressing mutual concerns on priority in the future. 
SN Acharya, Officiating Defence Spokesperson

The Pakistan Army today violated the ceasefire by opening fire in Poonch sector of Jammu and Kashmir, drawing retaliation from Indian troops.

As per reports Indian troops have also lodged a protest with Pakistani troops over ceasefire violations.

On 9 April, the Pakistan Army violated the ceasefire agreement by firing and mortar shelling along LoC in Shahpur forward area in Poonch district.