Pakistan, India peace move silences deadly Kashmir frontier

  • Indian army soldiers prepare a light machine gun in their bunker at a forward post along the Line of Control (LOC) between India and Pakistan border Dec. 18, 2020, in Poonch, about 156 miles from Jammu, India. (AP Photo/Channi Anand, File)

  • Indian army soldiers patrol along the Line of Control (LOC) between India and Pakistan border Dec. 18, 2020, in Poonch, about 156 miles from Jammu, India. (AP Photo/Channi Anand, File)

  • An Indian man inspects the damage May 22, 2018, after his home was gutted by firing allegedly from the Pakistan side of the border in Jora farm village, in Ranbir Singh Pura district of Jammu and Kashmir, India. (AP Photo/Channi Anand)

SRINAGAR, India — The machine guns peeking over parapets of small, sandbagged concrete bunkers and the heavy artillery cannons dug deep into Himalayan Kashmir’s rugged terrain have fallen silent.