In rare move, India and Pakistan agree to ‘strict observance’ of ceasefire along the de facto border in disputed Kashmir.

Indian army soldiers patrol along the border fence at India-Pakistan Line of Control (LoC) on the forward post of Poonch district [File: Jaipal Singh/EPA]

Pakistan and India’s militaries have agreed to strictly observe a ceasefire at the de facto border between the two countries in the disputed region of Kashmir, and other agreements, according to a Pakistani military statement – a rare thaw in relations between the South Asian neighbours.

The directors-general of military operations (DGMO) of the Indian and Pakistani militaries held discussions over a hotline between their offices on Thursday morning, a Pakistani military statement said.

“Both sides agreed

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