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The officer will be taking over as the DGMO from October 15 and will be looking after Army operations in Jammu and Kashmir, the Northeastern states along the borders with both China and Pakistan, Army sources told ANI on Sunday.
According to sources, the DGMO and foreign ministry briefed the NA committee over the situation in Indian-Occupied Kashmir (IOK) and apprised the members of the unprovoked ceasefire violations by Indian forces along the Line of Control (LoC).
While the Indian DGMO had held out the assurance that no such action which might vitiate the atmosphere at the LoC would be taken, his Pakistani counterpart promised 'investigation' if 'actionable intelligence' was provided regarding certain Indian allegations, Pakistan's DGMO, however, had expressed concern over the violations of ceasefire by India and 'deliberately targeting innocent civilians' which claimed four lives and left 32 injured since May 29.
The Pakistan DGMO also expressed concern over 'unusual movements of weapons and forces along LoC' and cautioned the Indian official over any provocation which had the potential to vitiate the environment.
Indian allegation of infiltration and abetment of terrorism along the LoC were strongly rejected and the Indian DGMO was informed that 'effective measures' were in place and no such presence or movement had been observed by Pakistani forces.
Following the conversation between Indian DGMO Lt Gen Anil Chauhan and Pakistan's Maj Gen Sahir Shamshad Mirza, the two armies issued identical statements saying that both sides agreed to implement the 15-year-old ceasefire understanding.
Pakistan's DGMO had taken up the issue previously too on April 28 with his Indian counterpart.
DGMO Pakistan said that such unprofessional and unethical acts are provocative, detrimental to the peace, vitiate the situation along LOC and also contribute towards further escalation.
ISI DG Lt Gen Naveed Mukhtar and DGMO Major General Sahir Shamshad Mirza attended the meeting along with General Bajwa.
The delegations were led by Afghan DGMO, Major General Habib Hesari; and Resolute Support Mission's Deputy Chief of Staff (Operations), Major General Christopher Haas.
The Director General of Military Operations (DGMO) briefed about the surgical strikes.
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