You are here: Home » PTI Stories » National » News
Business Standard

BSF, Pak Rangers hold flag meeting along IB in Jammu

Press Trust of India  |  Jammu 

The and the Rangers Tuesday held a flag meeting along the International Border (IB) here and vowed to maintain peace and tranquillity along the

On the request of the Rangers, the commander-level meeting was held on the in Suchetgarh area of Jammu, a spokesman said.

The delegation comprising 16 officers was led by P S Dhiman, DIG BSF, Jammu Brig Amjad Mehmud, Chenab Rangers, Sialkot, Punjab, led the Pakistani delegation comprising 14 officers.

It was the first sector commander-level meeting between the two border guarding forces after tension prevailed along the in Jammu last month.

During the meeting, commanders of both the forces, inter alia, discussed various issues, including cross-border firing, presence of suspects in border areas and other routine issues related to border management, the said.

It was decided to re-energize instant communication between field commanders, whenever required, to resolve petty matters, he said.

The meeting was held in a cordial, positive and constructive atmosphere, and both sides agreed to expeditiously implement the decisions taken in the earlier meeting and reiterated their commitment to maintain peace and tranquillity.

Incidents of cross-border firing or ceasefire violations saw a surge in 2018 and continued unabated this year, with 219 such cases reported up to January 31, meaning an average of seven incidents per day.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Tue, February 12 2019. 22:15 IST