Pakistan News – The signs of business along the line of control (LoC) between the two sides of Kashmir have started re-appearing, and the cross-border trade and travel would likely be resumed on Monday, said an official source on Sunday, according to a report published in the Times of India.
The tensions have eased and the routine trade and travel between the two sides of Kashmir would likely be resumed from Monday, said a civil administration official.
This dramatic turn around came after the Indian and Pakistani armies exchanged sweets along the LoC on Saturday as a mark of goodwill gesture on the occasion of India’s 64th Republic Day.
The cross-LoC trade and travel, which was described as one of the biggest confidence building measures, was suspended after the January 8 killing of two Indian soldiers.
India-Pakistan relations took a hit after New Delhi accused Pakistani troops of killing two Indian soldiers close to the LoC and beheading one of them. The chopped head was carried away.
Pakistan accused Indian troops of killing two Pakistani soldiers on two separate days.
In retaliation to the beheading and the mutilation of the other soldier, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh declared that there can be no business as usual with Pakistan.
The Indian and Pakistani armies have been traditionally greeting each other on the winding LoC ever since a ceasefire came into effect in 2003. Agencies