India and Pakistan to hold flag meeting
21 September, 2015
SRINAGAR: India and Pakistan will hold a flag meeting at Chakan De Bagh crossing in the Poonch District today (Monday) to address the issue of ceasefire violations on the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir.
A defence spokesman stated, “The ceasefire violations had escalated in last few days and had resulted in large number of civilian causalities and collateral damage to properties.”
“The field commanders from both sides will discuss the modalities to defuse the tense situation,” the statement added. This is for the first time the two armies would come together for a flag meeting after a lengthy hiatus to address the issue of ceasefire violations.
The border residents on either side have been victims of the ceasefire violations with each side accusing the other of firing first.
The cross-LoC firing and shelling have triggered panic and tension among the border residents and cost lives on either side and caused damage to property.