Pak Rangers Delegation Arrives, DG-Level Talks on Thursday

A Pakistani delegation of 16 members arrive for DG-level talks between border forces of the two countries.

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The Wagah border. (Photo: PTI file)

A 16-member Pakistani delegation arrived at the Wagah border on Wednesday for DG-level talks between border forces of the two countries to be held from Thursday, after a gap of over one-and-a-half years on key issues including ceasefire violations and cross-border infiltration.

The Pakistani side led by Rangers Director General (Punjab) Major General Umar Farooq Burki was received at the Attari- Wagah land border by senior BSF commanders of the Punjab frontier.

Burki was accorded a ceremonial salute and guard of honour by the Indian border guards, to be later flown to Delhi in a special BSF plane.

The talks were last held in December 2013 in Lahore.

The 23-member Indian side would be headed by BSF DG DK Pathak during the talks and is expected to raise issues like ceasefire violations in Jammu and Kashmir, including sniper attacks on BSF personnel, and infiltration.

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