Jammu | A commander-level meeting took place between India and Pakistan on Wednesday in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district.
Instances of ceasefire violations and cross-border firing along the Line of Control (LOC) were been discussed at this meeting.
The meeting has its strategic importance as the meeting is been organised a day after the BJP withdrew its alliance with the PDP, which led to Mehbooba Mufti resigning as the chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir.
The Home Ministry had earlier announced that the security personnel would halt operations against terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir during the holy month of Ramzan.
However, the announcement of non-initiation of combat operations (NICO) did not stop cross-border firing and ceasefire violations along the LOC and sporadic incidents of terrorists striking security forces continued.
Several incidents of terrorist activities were reported in the valley during the Ramzan ceasefire. Senior journalist and ‘Rising Kashmir’ editor Shujaat Bukhari was shot dead by terrorists in Srinagar on June 14. On the same day, terrorists abducted and killed 22-year-old Army jawan Aurangzeb.
Earlier Jammu and Kashmir Police personnel SP Vaid had said that security forces will step up anti-terror operations in the Valley under Governor’s rule.