Pak, India military contact cool down war hysteria
Senior Indian and Pakistani military officers have made contact in an effort to cool down tensions following the Mumbai terror attacks that almost triggered a sub-continental war, reported local newspaper Times of India Monday on its website.
The report said the lingering tension between India and Pakistan following the Mumbai attacks seems to have proved short- lived as both India and Pakistan have re-established military-to- military contact, reported Xinhua.
"Following weeks of threats and hard-hitting statements emanating from New Delhi, the Directors-General Military Operations (DGMOs) of India and Pakistan reportedly discussed the matter on a hotline on Sunday," a source from Pakistan media was quoted by the report.
Normally, military officers from the two neighboring countries make contact on Tuesday on a routine basis but this time they engaged each other "in an extraordinary move" on the hotline for talks.
"The war hysteria of the Indians seem to have gone down at least for the time being as defense analysts say war never breaks out when forces on both sides of the border are prepared," Times of India quoted a Pakistani source as saying.