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Pakistan, India agree to implement 2003 truce deal
May 31, 2018
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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and India have agreed to stop trading fire, including artillery and small weapons, along the highly militarised frontier in Kashmir and uphold a cease-fire accord dating back 15 years. After months of routine skirmishes that have killed dozens of soldiers and civilians on both sides, the situation was calm on Wednesday.

Pakistan’s military said late on Tuesday that local generals reached the understanding using a special hotline set up to defuse tensions in Kashmir.

Both sides “agreed to undertake sincere measures to improve the existing situation, ensuring peace and avoidance of hardships to the civilians along the borders,” the Pakistani military said in a statement.

It said that if future violence occurs in the disputed region, “restraint will be exercised and the matter will be resolved through utilisation of existing mechanisms.”

Associated Press

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