India and Pakistan on Thursday announced a ceasefire along the Line of Control from midnight of February 24-25. DGMO of India & Pakistan held discussions over the situation along the LoC and all other sectors in a free, frank, and cordial atmosphere. However, this move has been criticized by the media as a lot of experts believe that Pakistan will not hold its end of the agreement.
India, Pakistan agree to strict observance of all agreements and cease firing along LoC and other sectors: Joint statement— Press Trust of India (@PTI_News) February 25, 2021
After being questioned by the Media that whether India is committing mistake by signing a ceasefire, Army officials replied, " Peace processes in past derailed either because of acts of terror or Pak army’s belligerence. We always remain prepared to meet any eventuality. But, we remain cautiously optimistic.
Some experts have also been suspecting that a ceasefire agreement with Pakistan has been signed by the Indian Army to put more focus on China Border so that India is not forced into a two-front confrontation simultaneously.
However the Army refuted such claimed and stated, "Situation along northern borders has no bearing on our decision along LoC on the Western front. Army prepared to meet all operational challenges,remains poised to mitigate threats".
Indian Army also stated that in case there is a terror attack on Indian soil, It is fully prepared to retaliate indicating India's previous response when the Indian Army launched surgical strikes deep inside Pakistan-occupied Kashmir across LOC.
Indian Military officials added, "Our actions in the past few instances have clearly indicated our resolve. We retain the right to respond". The above statement comes 3 days after the disengagement between India & China was completed at Pangong Tso.