The militaries of India and Pakistan, in a rare joint statement, said they had agreed to observe a ceasefire along the disputed border in Kashmir, having exchanged fire hundreds of times in recent months.
- The return to a truce was settled by the two armies directors-general of military operation
- There has been a significant increase in ceasefire violations since 2014, leading to 300 deaths, sources say
- Kashmir has long been a flashpoint between the neighbours, which claim the region in full but rule only parts
The nuclear-armed neighbours signed a ceasefire agreement along the Line of Control (LoC) in the Kashmir region in 2003, but the truce has frayed in recent years, and there have been mounting casualties among villagers…