Pakistan Offers 'Moratorium on Artillery Fire' to Ease Tensions at LoC
File image of security personnel at the border | (Photo Credits: PTI)

Islamabad, May 11: Pakistan has agreed to undo the deployment of Special Service Group (SSG) from the border with India and has proposed a "moratorium" on artillery firing, said a report submitted by the Indian security establishment to the Prime Ministers' Office. The SSG was deployed by Pakistan Army along the Line of Control (LoC) following the Pulwama terror attack.

After the February 14 strike by non-state actors, Islamabad feared retaliation from India, which compelled them to station additional troops, along with the SSG at the LoC. India, however, took the aerial route and destroyed the largest JeM terror camp in Balakot on February 26. IAF Fighter Jets Force Cargo Plane Coming From Pakistan to Land at Jaipur Airport, Watch Video

Turbulence along the border continued ever since, with casualties being reported on both sides due to breach of ceasefire.

The proposal of "moratorium on artillery firing" was put forth by the neighbouring country during the meeting between Directors General of Military Operations (DGMOs) of the two countries.

 

According to Indian military officials, the pressure upped against Pakistan in the aftermath of Pulwama has put Islamabad on the backfoot. "No infiltration attempts" or cross-border tactical operations were reported after February 14.

In the report submitted to the PMO, HT has learnt, the Indian Army has conveyed to the government that terror infrastructure in close vicinity of the LoC "has been temporarily closed" due to overall pressure being maintained on Pakistan.