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Indo-Pak Flag Meeting decides to keep communication alive along LoC

A Battalion Commander Level Flag Meeting between India and Pakistan army officers was held at Chakan-Da-Bagh in Poonch district on Tuesday.

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BATTALION Commanders of both the Indian and Pakistani armies met at cross LoC meeting point at Chakan Da Bagh in Poonch on Tuesday morning and acknowledged each others efforts in maintaining peace and tranquility along the Line of Control during the recent past.

Held in a cordial atmosphere, the meeting was aimed at taking forward the confidence building measures initiated during the recent flag meeting at the level of Bridge Commanders of two sides, a Defence Ministry spokesperson Lt Colonel Manish Mehta here said. The colonel level officers led the respective delegations and they discussed various issues including ceasefire violations, return of civilians inadvertently crossing the LoC, air space violations and construction activity close to the LoC, he added.

Both sides mutually agreed to the importance of exercising restraint on the LoC and keeping the communication alive through established reconciliation mechanism, the spokesperson said, adding that the flag meeting ended on a positive note with both sides exchanging pleasantries and sweets at the zero line.

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“In the meeting which lasted for nearly an hour and half, the colonel ranked officers leading the respective delegations acknowledged each other’s efforts in maintaining peace and tranquillity on the Line of Control in the recent past”, Mehta said.

The spokesperson noted that both the sides mutually agreed to the importance of exercising restraint on the Line of Control and keeping the communication alive through established reconciliation mechanism.

“The Flag Meeting ended on a positive note wherein the two sides exchanged pleasantries and sweets at the zero line”, he said.

(With inputs from PTI)