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India and Pakistan Agree to Cease-Fire Along Their Disputed Border in Kashmir

ISLAMABAD—Pakistan and India agreed to a stop-fire along their disputed border, regarded as one of the most perilous frontiers in the earth, according to a joint assertion from the two nations around the world Thursday.

The surprise stop-fire settlement was for the area along the so-identified as Line of Handle, which marks the level at which the two armies stand off in the Kashmir location. It varieties an unofficial border across which there is regular capturing. Every single aspect holds a portion of Kashmir but statements the whole of that territory. India and Pakistan are nuclear armed, and there have been three main wars involving them, as very well as smaller sized conflicts.

The stop-fire arrived into result from midnight Wednesday, according to the joint assertion. It adopted a dialogue involving senior armed service officers of the two nations around the world in excess of a hotline, in a “a cost-free, frank and cordial atmosphere,” the assertion claimed.

“This is a constructive move ahead,” claimed

Shah Mahmood Qureshi,

Pakistan’s foreign minister, talking to a local news channel.

Every single region accuses the other of unprovoked gun, mortar and artillery fire across the disputed border, with combating escalating in new several years and killing both soldiers and civilians.

India and Pakistan arrived to the brink of war as lately as 2019, when India claimed it bombed a militant education facility in Pakistan, and Pakistan shot down an Indian fighter jet.

A formal stop-fire was declared involving the two sides again in 2003, but it has been frequently violated. Among 2018 and the conclusion of 2020, India accuses Pakistan of 10,752 incidents of firing across the Line of Handle, whilst Pakistan accuses India of nine,486 such incidents of firing in that interval, according to past statements from the two sides.

A Pakistan army soldier took placement at Bagsar, a ahead post on the Line of Handle that divides Kashmir involving Pakistan and India, in 2016.


Anjum Naveed/Associated Press

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