Meeting Between BSF And Pakistan Rangers Today: In order to defuse the border tensions between India and Pakistan, a meeting was scheduled to be held between BSF and Pakistan Rangers today in New Delhi.
As an attempt to find a solution for the continuous ceasefire violations across the India and Pakistan borders, a meeting has been scheduled for talks between Indian BSF and Pakistan delegation for five days from today.
A high level delegation will arrive in New Delhi today to hold talks with the Indian counterparts regarding the border tensions.
Director General of BDF Devendra Kumar Pathak will head the high-level delegation during the talks and from the Pakistan Major General Umar Farooq Burki will head the delegation of Pakistan.
Apart from the issue of ceasefire violations it is believed that talks will also focus on various other issues like infiltration, intrusion in Rann of Kutch in Gujarat and also the talks will focus on various other positive issues like different levels of communication, more simultaneous coordinated patrolling and other confidence building measures.
The meeting is one of three key talks agreed upon between Prime Ministers Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif during their meeting in Ufa in July.
The last meeting between Indo-Pak border forces were held one-and-a-half-years back in December 2013 in Lahore.
The meeting comes a month after the NSA level talks between India and Pakistan were called off. India called off the NSA level talks saying that there should not be any meeting between Kashmiri separatists during Pakistani NSA Sartaj Aziz’s visit to the country.
The talks will begin on Wednesday after a ceremonial guard of honour by the BSF at their headquarters and a joint record of discussions will be signed on September 12 by the two DGs.
However the meeting between BSF and Pakistan Rangers attained significance as the NSA level talks were called off and in the wake of ceasefire violations along the border.