Following recent incidents of sniping and cross-LoC mortar shelling, in which several soldiers and civilians were killed on both sides, the Indian and Pakistan armies in a Brigade Commander-level flag meeting assured adherence of the ceasefire agreement of 2003 to improve the LoC situation.

The meeting was held at the Rawalakot crossing point in the Poonch district of Jammu division on Friday.

Indian Army spokesman Lt Colonel Devender Anand said the Indian Army delegation was led by Brigadier VS Sekhon while the Pakistan Army delegation was led by Brigadier Qaiser.

The flag meeting focussed on augmenting confidence building measures, maintaining peace along the Line of Control (LoC) and prevention of infiltration from Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK).

The flag meeting was held in a cordial and friendly atmosphere and ended with either side assuring to adhere to the norms of the 2003 Ceasefire agreement and the DGsMO level talks of 29 May 2018 and work towards improving the situation along the Line of Control.