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No firing across LoC after India-Pakistan agreed to adhere to ceasefire agreement: Army Chief

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New Delhi

Army chief General MM Naravane has said that no firing across the Line of Control (LoC) after armies of India and Pakistan agreed to adhere to the ceasefire agreement in February.

Army Chief was addressing a symposium organised by the Australian Army, where chiefs of Australian, Indonesia, Singaporean and Japanese armies were present, Naravane said “legacy issues and differences need to be resolved through mutual consent and dialogue and not by unilateral actions”.

At the symposium, Naravane said in his address that India has a land border of over 15,000 km, and “active and unsettled borders to our West with Pakistan and to the North and East with China and of course there are associated challenges”.

“Over time we have developed various mechanisms to address these challenges and move forward,” he said, adding that “progress and development of any nation and the well-being of its citizenry are, to a large extent, contingent on peace and tranquillity on the borders”.

Regarding Pakistan, he said, “we have recently entered into a ceasefire understanding” with their Army in February “and since then there has been no exchange of fire on an otherwise active Line of Control”. This, he stated, “bodes well for the future”.

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