GS-II: International Relations
In an unexpected development, India and Pakistan militaries have agreed to “strictly” observe all agreements and adhere to ceasefire along the Line of Control, which is the first such understanding since the 2003 ceasefire violations pact.
Line of Control (LoC)
Key-highlights of the Joint Statement
For the first time in recent times, India’s ministry of defense and Pakistan’s Inter-Services Public Relations have issued a joint statement after the talks between the director-general of military operations (DGMOs) discussed their hotline.
Instances of ceasefire
The Big Questions (still remains)
With the latest development, India has now eased border tensions with both China and Pakistan -- Ladakh disengagement and ceasefire. The move is welcomed by the US as well as the UN, which stated it as a positive step towards greater peace and stability in South Asia.