Cautious over the security of a 30-member delegation led by director general of Pakistani Rangers, which is scheduled to reach India through the Attari-Wagah joint check post on Wednesday, Border Security Force (BSF) officials in a letter to the Punjab Police have sought proper safety arrangements of the delegation.
After spending sometime in the holy city, the delegation will be off to New Delhi for a four-day DG-level talks between the Pakistani Rangers and the BSF beginning on September 9.
The delegation will also include families of some of the Pakistani Rangers, who are likely to spend a couple of hours in Amritsar before flying to Delhi.
Considering the volatile relationship between the two nations, and to ensure that no protest or untoward incident takes place, the BSF officials have sought security of the visiting delegation.
A few days back, both the forces had exchanged the agenda for the talks, which is considered important in the wake of cross border firing along the Line of Control (LoC).
While talking to Hindustan Times, a BSF official said: “We cannot take things lightly, hence we have sought appropriate security arrangements. The current situation between the two nations demands a proactive approach as far as security is concerned.”
Although the BSF officials have not disclosed the agenda of the high profile meeting, it is leant that issues concerning the border management, ceasefire violations by Pakistani Rangers along the LoC and the recent Dinanagar terror attack by three Pakistani terrorists are likely to be figured prominently in the talks.
Besides, the BSF is also likely to take up the issue of infiltration bids by Pakistani intruders along the LoC and the International Border.
The BSF has also prepared a list of infiltration bids by Pakistani intruders, and sources claimed that an 11-point agenda was handed over to the Pakistani Rangers by the BSF at the joint check post on Tuesday.
After the cancellation of the National Security Advisor (NSA)-level talks between the two countries, the DG-level meet has assumed significance.