Pak, India DGMOs talk amid fresh violence
23 October, 2013
ISLAMABAD: Against the backdrop of repeated violations of ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC) and the international border, India's Director General of Military Operations (DGMO) Lt Gen Vinod Bhatia Tuesday called up his Pakistani counterpart.
As per the existing arrangement between the two countries, the directors general of military operations of the two countries talk over a hotline to discuss issues on the Line of Control and the international border. "Our DGMO called up his Pakistani counterpart and he is understood to have discussed the issue of ceasefire violations," an Indian army official said here.
Pakistan has conveyed deep concerns over the recent border tensions with India, which surfaced after India's continuous border violations, forcing military officials of both sides on a hotline connection. Many villagers have reportedly been mulling relocation to safer places, following silencing of Indian guns by retaliatory fire of Punjab Rangers.
This year there have been over 110 incidents of ceasefire violation in Jammu and Kashmir. A woman was injured in Indian shelling from across the LoC on Tuesday.