Pakistan confirms BSF-Rangers talks will be held from September 9

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Sep 01, 2015 17:39 IST
BSF jawans continue their vigil along the Indo-Pakistan international border in Amritsar, which has already witnessed many infiltration attempts this year. (Sameer Sehgal/HT File photo)

The chiefs of border guarding forces of India and Pakistan will sit here between September 9 and 13 in order to find ways to calm the border.

Pakistan Rangers, counterpart of Border Security Force has confirmed participation in the talks between the two forces, sources said. “We received confirmation from Pakistan rangers on Monday,” said a home ministry requesting anonymity.

The proposal for talks between the chiefs of BSF and Pakistan rangers was mooted when Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif had met Russia’s Ufa city in July.

But, sources said, after the cancellation of National Security Advisor-level talks, it was not clear whether Pakistan would agree to the BSF-Pak Rangers talk as well but on Monday, Pakistan confirmed the participation.

India is likely to raise the cross-border firing from Pakistan, repeated infiltration bids from across the border and construction of permanent structures by Pakistan on the other side border.

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