Ceasefire agreement positive move, but security forces to approach situation with cautious optimism: Army

The Army on Friday said the ceasefire agreement between India and Pakistan along the Line of Control (LoC) and other sectors was a positive move and a step in the right direction, but security forces will approach the situation with cautious optimism.

Speaking to reporters here, General Officer Commanding (GoC), Kilo Force, Major General H S Sahi said when there is a semblance of peace on the LoC, other steps will follow.

“It is indeed a very positive step, a step in the right direction, but as security forces personnel, we have to approach with very, very cautious optimism,” Sahi told reporters.

He said such agreements were reached in the past as well, but certain elements derailed them.

“We would like it to happen the way the understanding has been reached. These things were worked in the past also, but because of certain elements and powers at play, they could not be taken to a logical conclusion. If implemented by both the sides, this will be a way forward. So, it is a very proactive step,” he said.

The GoC expressed hope that the agreement would lead to “further steps”.

“We hope that whatever will happen will further lead to some negotiations at various levels so that we take it forward and not do a repeat of what they (Pakistan) are doing all along,” he said.

However, Major General Sahi said the other steps will follow only when there is a semblance of peace on the LoC.

“All activities like infiltration or arms being sent across the…

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