Director General Military Operations of Pakistan and India concluded their meeting at Wagah on Tuesday. They discussed a mechanism to ease tension and ensure peace at the Line of Control.

This is the first time that DGMOs from the two nuclear-armed neighbours are holding face-to-face talks. The meeting lasted for two hours.

Pakistani side was led by Director General Military Operations Major General Aamer Riaz while the Indian side by Lieutenant General Vinod Bhatia.

One brigadier from each side and three lieutenant colonels were also present at the meeting.

“The meeting took place in a good atmosphere,” said the Director General of Inter Services Public Relations (DG-ISPR).

Decision for the meeting of DG MOs to take place was taken on a political level, he further added.

Earlier, both countries had agreed to arrange a meeting of their DGMOs after talks between Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his Indian counterpart Manmohan Singh on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly session in New York in September.