The DGMO of Pakistan had invited his Indian counterpart for a meeting to strengthen the mechanisms for ensuring a ceasefire along the LoC and the proposal was accepted by India.

The Indian side will be represented by DGMO Lt. Gen Vinod Bhatia while Pakistan is expected to be represented by his counterpart Maj Gen Amir Riaz.

The meeting of the two DGMOs will take place at Wagah on the Pakistani side of the border.

The decision to hold DGMO-level talks was taken by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif on September 29 on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly meeting in New York in view of the frequent violations of ceasefire along the LoC.

The LoC in Jammu and Kashmir has witnessed several ceasefire violations and violent incidents in recent months. Five Indian soldiers were killed in an attack in August, leading to tension along the border.

(Agencies)

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