India, Pakistan to 'de-escalate' border tensions; army

Thursday, 17 January 2013 - 8:17

India%2C+Pakistan+to+%27de-escalate%27+border+tensions%3B+army+++

India's army has reached an "understanding" with Pakistan to "de-escalate" military tensions in Kashmir after a recent deadly flare-up in the disputed border region.

Indian army spokesman Jagdeep Dahiya said in reference to a de facto border in Kashmir that an understanding has been arrived at between the two director-generals of military operations to de-escalate the situation along the Line of Control.

Dahiya said that the two sides' senior military commanders had spoken for 10 minutes over the telephone where they reached their agreement.