In a step that could raise the eyebrows of the western leaders, India and Pakistan today held an unscheduled hot-line conversation between themselves. As per the detailed reports highest echelon of Indian and Pakistani armed forces officers have held an unscheduled hot-line conversation.
However, as it has pointed out by armed force officials, the weekend call was nothing more than discussing the troop movements along the border. When contacted with Pakistani armed forces, no further details about the call were mentioned. However, the Pakistani authorities confirmed receiving the call. The matter is bound to have important implication as the Press Trust of India reported the statements of some of the prominent sources from Indian defense ministry. The sources pointed out to PTI that the unprecedented call was meant for clarifying positions of either party in the border. According to the sources the armed forces from both the parties clarified that no side is taking any aggressive posture.
Though irrespective of these ‘routine measures’ in the border, the tensions continue to run high in the region.
It should be pointed out that the bilateral relation of two countries have experienced a new low after Mumbai terror attack which claimed lives of around 200 civilian as well as around 20 security force personnel. The bilateral relation between the two countries has never been a peaceful one since 1947 when both the countries acquired freedom.