Talks between BSF, Pak rangers postponed
During the meet, Indians were to raise issues like narcotic smuggling and Indians prisoners in Pak jails.india Updated: Sep 19, 2006 01:07 IST
Talks between India's paramilitary Border Security Force (BSF) and the Pakistan Rangers scheduled to begin on Tuesday, have been postponed as the visiting team could not obtain the mandatory travel clearances.
The talks were scheduled to be held in Jodhpur, Rajasthan. It was not immediately known when the talks would be held.
BSF sources said the 16-member Pakistani team could not get the necessary clearances from the Indian High Commission in Islamabad.
Officials said, during the four-day meet, the Indian side had planned to raise issues like narcotics smuggling and Indians languishing in Pakistani jails.
Issues like border crimes, repairing of border pillars and joint patrolling of certain stretches of the border would also have been raised.
First Published: Sep 19, 2006 00:15 IST