DG ISPR rejects Indian army chief's claim regarding LoC ceasefire

DG ISPR rejects Indian army chief's claim regarding LoC ceasefire

Rawalpindi (Web Desk): Director General (DG) Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Babar Iftikhar has categorically rejected as misleading the Indian Chief of Army Staff's claim that the ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC) is holding because they negotiated from a "position of strength".

In a tweet on Friday, he said it was agreed only due to Pakistan's concerns for safety of people of Kashmir living on both sides of the LoC. He added that no side should misconstrue it as their strength or other's weakness.

On Thursday, Indian Army Chief General Manoj Mukhand Narvane hadsaid, in an address at an online seminar, had said that "ceasefire with Pakistan continues to hold as we negotiated from a position of strength."

The director-generals of military operations (DGMOs) of Pakistan and India, after reviewing the situation along the LOC and all other sectors, had agreed to re-enforce the ceasefire which went into effect from February 25, 2021.

The two DGMOs had made hotline contact in the interest of achieving "mutually beneficial and sustainable peace", a statement by the ISPR had said.

The statement said that they agreed to address each other’s core issues and concerns which have the propensity to disturb the peace and lead to violence.

Both sides had agreed for strict observance of all agreements, understandings and cease firing along the LOC and all other sectors.