(Video) Rajya Sabha TV (RSTV) The Big Picture: Agreement on Ceasefire with Pakistan

(Video) Rajya Sabha TV (RSTV) The Big Picture: Agreement on Ceasefire with Pakistan

Topic: Agreement on Ceasefire With Pakistan


  • Prabhu Dayal, (Former Ambassador)
  • Sushant Sareen, (Strategic Affairs Analyst)
  • Maj. Gen. Ashwani Kumar Siwach (Retd., Defence Expert)

Topic Description:

In what has come as a surprise development, the armies of India and Pakistan announced on Thursday that they had begun observing a ceasefire along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir from the midnight of February 24th. A joint statement issued by the militaries of both countries said the move followed a discussion between India’s Director General of Military Operations Lt Gen Paramjit Singh Sangha, and his Pakistani counterpart, Maj Gen Nauman Zakaria, over their established telephone hotline. The statement said: In the interest of achieving mutually beneficial and sustainable peace along the borders, the two DGsMO agreed to address each other’s core issues and concerns which have the propensity to disturb peace and lead to violence. Further, both sides reiterated that existing mechanisms of hotline contact and border flag meetings will be utilised to resolve any unforeseen situation or misunderstanding. The United Nations and the United States have hailed the move by India and Pakistan, calling it a positive step towards greater peace and stability in South Asia.

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Courtesy: RSTV