The Indian and Pakistani border is to be settled in a day-long ceasefire on Sunday and Monday, according to the official statement from the Indian military.

It comes after the two countries have exchanged fire for almost three weeks in the region, which is home to one of the world’s deadliest conflicts.

A total of 1,716 people were killed and more than 5,000 injured during the four-month war, which has claimed at least 10,000 lives.

In the wake of the war, Pakistan announced it would withdraw its troops from the disputed border, a move that India called a violation of the ceasefire agreement.

India, however, maintained that it was not withdrawing from the ceasefire and had kept the military at a standstill.

Pakistani President Mamnoon Hussain and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif met last week in New Delhi, and both have repeatedly stressed that Pakistan’s withdrawal from the region is not a matter of “pursuit of any kind”.

Earlier on Sunday, Indian officials said Pakistani troops had withdrawn from a village in Pakistan’s Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), which is the heartland of Pakistan’s insurgency.