Pakistan offers to move cannons from Kashmir border


Pakistan has proposed moving heavy artillery away from the Line of Control, the de facto border with India in the region of Kashmir, the foreign ministry said Tuesday.
“Pakistan has proposed to India to move 120-millimetre guns some 30 kilometres (18 miles) away from the Line of Control,” foreign ministry spokesman Abdul Basit told souces.
The proposal was made during talks between Pakistani and Indian experts in Islamabad on building confidence between the nuclear-armed rivals as both governments resume tentative peace efforts stalled by the 2008 Mumbai attacks.
“The move would help reduce casualties on both sides,” Basit added.
Relations between Pakistan and India, which have fought three wars since Pakistan’s independence in 1947, have been plagued by border and resource disputes.
Discussions on Tuesday were designed to build confidence on nuclear issues.


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