As per the recent media reports, Pakistan is considering a proposal for a meeting of Director Generals of Military Operations (DGMO) with India in an effort to reduce violence along the Line of Control (LoC). Pakistan is aiming to reduce the tension at the working boundary through fresh confidence-building measures. Meanwhile, the Indian sources have informed that no such proposal has been received from Pakistan as of now but in case any such proposal is received, India will take a decision at an appropriate level.
The reports have come from a Pakistan Defence Ministry official during a briefing of the Senate Defence Committee held a couple of days ago. The official also briefed the senator about the latest trends of Indian ceasefire violations.
Earlier Pakistan said that four of its soldiers died while five sustained injuries in cross-border firing.
However, India maintained that it was the retaliatory firing that killed 7 soldiers from Pakistan. Indian Army Chief General Bipin Rawat said that Pakistan is feeling this heat because its posts on LoC are being targeted By Indian Army as part of the counter-terror strategy.
Reports suggest that Pakistan refrained from considering the proposal last year as it feared that the country would be perceived to be weak but now Pak is feeling the pressure on both of its borders with Afghanistan and India. Now, Pakistan wants a relief and hence it’s considering to make the offer. It’s important to note that last DGMO meeting between the two countries took place on December 24, 2013, at Wagah to discuss ways of maintaining peace along the LoC.
As per the media reports, Pakistan is considering ‘calibre reduction’ of the arms being held at LoC and claimed that Indian Army uses heavy arms in the form of artillery, mortars, missiles, rockets, and heavy automatics to terrorize the civilians. However, Indian military claims that such arms are used only for creating an effect and there is no likelihood that India would accept the proposal of caliber reduction.