Pakistan, India soldiers meet today to defuse tension
14 January, 2013
NEW DELHI/JAMMU: Military officials from India and Pakistan will hold talks on Monday at the Line of Control, which divides disputed Kashmir, in a bid to defuse tensions after a series of deadly attacks in the region, Indian army officials said.
Four soldiers were killed last week in the worst outbreak of violence in Kashmir since the nuclear-armed neighbours agreed a ceasefire nearly a decade ago.
"Yes the two sides will be meeting on Monday. This is a local commander meet," Colonel Rajesh Kalia, a spokesman for Indian Army's Northern Command, told Reuters by phone.
Another Indian Army spokesman, Colonel Jagdeep Dahiya, said in New Delhi that the meeting would take place in Mendhar, the scene of one of the deadly attacks, at 1pm (0730 GMT).