Two defuse nearly a month long escalation along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir, both India and Pakistan will hold a Brigade Commander level flag meeting at Chakkan Da Bagh crossing point on Monday.
Disclosing this, a defence ministry spokesperson Colonel S D Goswami here said that the meeting is being held to discuss issue of ceasefire violations which has led to a large number of civilian casualties and collateral damage to properties on both sides. “The field commanders from both sides will discuss modalities to defuse tense situation on the border,’’ he said.
The flag meeting at Chakkan Da Bagh is being held after a period of over one year as the last such meeting between two sides had taken place in January 2014 following escalation of situation as consequence to the killing of two Indian army men by Pakistan’s Border Action Team (BAT) in Poonch.
The Monday’s flag meeting will be taking place nearly a week after both the BSF and Rangers at their Director General level meeting in Delhi agreed to end hostilities on the international border in Jammu Kashmir.
Eleven people have so far died and over three dozen others injured during firing and mortar shelling by Pakistan on areas along the international border and LoC in Jammu and Kashmir after a meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharief at Ufa (Russia) in July this year.