A rare phone call between the Directors General of Military Operations of India and Pakistan on Monday clinched the latest ceasefire between the two countries along the Line of Control in J&K, NDTV has reported quoting sources. The 2003 India-Pakistan ceasefire broadly held till 2016 when the Uri terror attack took place. Since then there has been escalation in violations. On this occasion, the DGMOs spoke on Monday, ushering the ceasefire that came into effect at midnight Wednesday, the report added. The ceasefire was announced in a joint statement on Thursday.
"In the interest of achieving mutually beneficial and sustainable peace along the borders, the two DGsMO agreed to address each other's core issues and concerns which have propensity to disturb peace and lead to violence," the statement said.