Dgmo

  • Pakistan asks for DGMO meet with India to address border firing August 23, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan on Saturday said that the Directors General of Military Operations (DGMOs) of India and Pakistan should meet to address the ongoing border tension and firing incidents, local media reported. Pakistan's Adviser on National Security and Foreign Affairs, Sartaj Aziz expressed concerns over what he called "unprovoked" firing by Border...
  • Lt Gen PR Kumar to be new Army DGMO February 28, 2014

    Lt Gen PR Kumar, on Saturday, will take over as Director General Military Operations (DGMO) from Lt Gen Vinod Bhatia, who retired on Friday. "Lt Gen Kumar will take over as DGMO tomorrow from Lt Gen Vinod Bhatia who will retire today after a tenure of more than 18 months," an...
  • Indo-Pak officials likely to meet next month on LoC trade February 27, 2014

    India and Pakistani officials are likely to meet in New Delhi next month to review Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for trade along the Line of Control in the wake of the row over arrest of a truck driver hailing from Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir (PoK) for allegedly smuggling 'brown sugar' worth Rs.100 crore. Trading...
  • Movement of Army units in Delhi was a routine exercise: former DGMO February 21, 2014

    Former DGMO Lt General AK Choudhary has clarified his stand after a report stated that the government had feared a coup by the army under former Army chief General VK Singh's command. "What I said that movement of units was basically a mobilization exercise which take place in the Army,...
  • Ex-DGMO clarifies stand on Army movement, says confusion was avoidable February 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Former DGMO Lt General AK Choudhary has clarified his stand after a report stated that the government had feared a coup by the army under former Army chief General VK Singh's command. "What I said that movement of units was basically a mobilization exercise which take place in...
  • After 2 years, retired General confirms Army units' movement spooked Centre February 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Two years after a report which said that the government had feared a coup by the army under General VK Singh's command, another top official Lt Gen AK Choudhary has said that he had been summoned by Defence Secretary Shashi Kant Sharma who expressed concerns about the movement...
  • J&K situation stable but fragile: Defence Ministry February 21, 2014

    The security situation in Jammu and Kashmir is "fragile" with Pakistan's "proxy war" continuing in the state amid a rise in incidents of ceasefire violations and terror infrastructure remaining intact in the neighbouring country, the Ministry of Defence has said. The ministry has cautioned that the terror infrastructure across the Line...
  • Indian Army tries to control situation, not escalate it: Bikram Singh January 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Army Chief General Bikram Singh on Monday refuted allegations that the Indian Army was not retaliating strongly during ceasefire violations by Pakistan. Speaking to media at the annual press conference, the General said that the endeavour of Indian Army was to control the situation at the border and...
  • India, Pakistan set to hold commerce secretary level talks December 26, 2013

    New Delhi: After the meeting of the India and Pakistan director generals of military operations after 14 years, the commerce secretaries of both countries are set to meet next month - in another major step towards normalization of relations between the two neighbours. Pakistan has proposed two sets of dates in...
  • Pakistan describes Indo-Pak DGMO meet 'positive step forward' December 26, 2013

    Describing the meeting of the DGMOs of the two countries as a "positive step forward", Pakistan on Thursday said better relations with India is a top priority. "This meeting is a positive step forward," Foreign Office spokesperson Tasnim Aslam said about the December 24 meet between the Directors General of Military...
  • Meeting of DGMOs to clear the air, claims Pakistani media December 25, 2013

    The meeting of senior Indian and Pakistani military officials to reduce tensions on the LoC was important due to the "symbolism and value" attached to it, a leading Pakistani daily claimed on Wednesday. Such "meetings can be used for making the point that skirmishes on the border are more a result...
  • India, Pakistan DGMOs agree to maintain ceasefire at LoC December 24, 2013

    New Delhi: India's Director General Military Operations (DGMO) Lieutenant General Vinod Bhatia met his Pakistani counterpart Major General Amir Riaz at the Wagah-Attari border to ease tension and ensure peace at the Line of Control (LoC). General Bhatia said that both sides have agreed to maintain ceasefire along the defacto border...
  • India, Pakistan DGMOs meet at Wagah Attari border after 14 years, talks begin December 24, 2013

    The much anticipated meeting between Director Generals Military Operations of India and Pakistan began on Tuesday along the Wagah-Attari border to work out a mechanism to ease tension and ensure peace at the Line of Control. The Indian side is led by Lt General Vinod Bhatia while Major General Aamer Riaz...
  • India, Pakistan DGMOs to meet on December 24 to ensure peace along LoC December 17, 2013

    New Delhi/Islamabad: DGMOs of India and Pakistan will meet at the Wagah border on December 24 to discuss ways to ensure ceasefire on the Line of Control, three months after Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his counterpart Nawaz Sharif proposed this meeting to defuse tensions. The meeting of the Director Generals...
  • India awaiting date from Pak on proposed DGMOs meeting November 21, 2013

    India, on Thursday, said it was awaiting a date from Pakistan on a meeting of DGMOs of the two countries as was decided during the talks between Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif in New York in September. As a follow-up of an outcome of Singh-Sharif meeting,...
  • Will give Pakistan benefit of doubt but not at India's cost, says Khurshid November 11, 2013

    India will give Pakistan the "benefit of the doubt" as they pursue peace amid a series of ceasefire violations along the LoC but this cannot be at India's cost, External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid has said. "...if you look at the ground reality and you look at the result of our...
  • Nawaz Sharif should be given more time, says Salman Khurshid October 28, 2013

    Amid continued ceasefire violations by Pakistan, India, on Monday, expressed "disappointment" that a meeting of DGMOs of the two countries could not be scheduled so far as decided by their Prime Ministers. Articulating the view, External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid, however, said Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif should be given time. "I...
  • Pakistan shows white flags along border, no flag meeting October 28, 2013

    Pakistan, on Monday, displayed white flags along the International Border (IB) in Samba sector possibly as a mark for having peace but it did not respond to calls for a flag meeting between border guards to de-escalate tensions. There were two white flags displayed from two different border villages along Ramgarh...
  • AK Antony to visit LoC to review situation October 28, 2013

    The situation along the Line of Control and the International Border, which have been witnessing frequent ceasefire violations, came up for a review at a high-level meeting headed by Defence Minister AK Antony,on Monday. The issue of ceasefire violation was discussed at the meeting attended by National Security Adviser Shivshankar Menon,...
  • India, Pakistan DGMO's talk over the phone on ceasefire violations October 22, 2013

    Srinagar: Director Generals of Military Operations of India and Pakistan on Tuesday held a conversation over the phone on repeated ceasefire violations along the Line of Control. This even as Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde on Tuesday visited Jammu to review the security in the state. He told troops the centre...
  • DGMOs to meet soon, discuss LoC problems: Pakistan October 3, 2013

    The DGMOs of India and Pakistan will meet soon to discuss ways to reduce tensions on the LoC, with Islamabad today hoping that such engagements will facilitate the resumption of the stalled composite dialogue. The "immediate takeaway" of the meeting of the Prime Ministers of the two countries in New York...
  • LoC killings: PMO says statement not changed at its behest August 7, 2013

    New Delhi: The Prime Minister's Office (PMO) on Wednesday rubbished as "mischievous" the reports that a statement on the killing of five Indian soldiers on the LoC was changed at its behest. "Such allegations being made are mischievous and have no basis," a PMO spokesman said. He was reacting to reports...
  • Khar offers talks with India to defuse tension January 17, 2013

    New Delhi/Islamabad: As India and Pakistan agreed to deescalate the situation along the border, Islamabad on Wednesday night offered to hold talks with New Delhi to address concerns related to the LoC and to reinforce a nine-year-old ceasefire, saying any increase in tensions would be counter-productive. Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar,...
  • Pak asks its troops to observe ceasefire strictly January 17, 2013

    New Delhi/Islamabad: In what comes as a positive development with regard to the escalating tension between India and Pakistan, the neighbour has asked its troops to maintain ceasefire strictly and exercise restraint at the Line of Control (LoC), even as the Indian Army denied crossing the LoC, claiming that Pakistani...