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A day after ceasefire agreement with Pakistan, Indian Army says ‘always prepared to meet any eventuality’

By times now

Even though India and Pakistan have agreed to observe all agreements on ceasefire along the Line of Control, the Indian Army is a bit skeptical about a belligerent Pakistan Army toeing the line of the pacts.

A cautious Indian Army is walking the path carefully and is prepared for any untoward eventuality.

“Peace processes in the past derailed either because of acts of terror or Pakistan Army’s belligerence. We always remain prepared to meet any eventuality. But, we remain cautiously optimistic,” Army officials said when asked on whether India was committing mistake by having a ceasefire agreement with Pakistan.

Both countries agreed to strictly observe all ceasefire agreements along the LoC and other bordering sectors, effective from Wednesday midnight, during a meeting between Director Generals of Military Operations (DGMOs) of India and Pakistan, a joint statement released on Thursday stated.

It is to be noted here that India and Pakistan had signed a ceasefire agreement back in 2003, but that was hardly followed in letter or in spirit over the years as more and more border violations disrupted the pact.

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