Border tension: India yet to decide timing of DGMO-level meet with Pakistan

Exact locations will be worked out once the govt gives the green signal to the military.

Written by Express News Service | Moscow | Published: October 21, 2013 1:14:35 am

The government is still undecided on when to hold the DGMO-level meeting between India and Pakistan even amid indications that Islamabad is keen to have the conversation soon.

Government sources,however,maintained that the two Directors General of Military Operations are in “regular touch” and will find a way to move forward.

It’s learnt that the proposed DGMOs’ meeting,which was the key outcome of the first bilateral interaction between Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his Pakistan counterpart Nawaz Sharif at New York,is likely to take place at one of the borders. However,the exact locations will be worked out once the government gives the green signal to the military.

Senior official sources said the government also wants to carry out a proper assessment of the violations that have taken place in recent weeks,particularly after the New York meet. “Certainly,there has been an increase but we have to sit and analyse,and draw our own conclusions even about Pakistan’s behaviour.”

As of now,the indication from the government is to wait for a few more weeks as winter sets in and most of these infiltration routes are snowed under. “This time of the year,there is always a spike. So we will analyse it.”

One of the other issues that has been a matter of concern for the government is the Army’s own handling of the situation in may cases including the recent Keran infiltration which was projected as a major showdown but no bodies were ever recovered.

The government has conveyed this concern at the highest levels to the Army top brass and a review is being done on the handling of some of the recent incidents.

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