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India, Pak officials discuss jt patrolling along border

Amidst the heightened tension between India and Pakistan in the aftermath of terror attacks in Mumbai, senior Indian and Pakistani security officials have met to discuss joint patrolling along the border.

world Updated: Dec 07, 2008 14:49 IST

Amidst the heightened tension between India and Pakistan in the aftermath of terror attacks in Mumbai, senior Indian and Pakistani security officials have met to discuss joint patrolling along the border.

A 12-member delegation of India's Border Security Force led by Deputy Inspector General BK Singh arrived in Khokhrapar on Friday for a quarterly meeting on security issues with the Pakistan Rangers.

The two sides discussed joint patrolling along the border, defence construction, the issue of inadvertent border-crossers and border demarcation at certain disputed points, officials said.

The officials described the meeting as a routine one held every three months, alternately in India and Pakistan. The discussions were held in a "very cordial and friendly atmosphere", sources said.

Brig Muhammad Latif, Deputy Director General of the Pakistan Rangers, and Singh expressed their optimism that such meetings would pave the way for "good neighbourly relations" and contribute to peace and prosperity in the region.