CNBC: India and Pakistan agree to stop firing along disputed Kashmir border
* The director generals of military operations for India and Pakistan held discussions where they reviewed the situation along the Line of Control. * The Line of Control is the de facto border separating the two nuclear-armed rivals in the mountainous region of Kashmir. * Pakistan and India both lay claim to the full area but control only parts of it.
India and Pakistan issued a joint statement saying both sides have agreed to stop firing along their disputed border in Kashmir starting Thursday.
The director generals of military operations for the two countries held discussions where they reviewed the situation along the Line of Control – the de facto border between the Indian and Pakistani parts of Kashmir – in a “free, frank and cordial atmosphere,” according to the statement posted by India.
Frequent clashes and cross-border shelling along the Line of Control in recent months reportedly killed multiple civilians.
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