BSF, Pak Rangers agree to keep border peaceful and calm

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The Border Security Force (BSF) on Friday seized five Pakistani boats and three persons from Harami Nala region in the Gulf of Kutch, off Gujarat coast.

The delegation-level talks between Pakistan Rangers and Indian Border Security Force (BSF) concluded in New Delhi on Friday, the Inter-Services Public Relations said, with the two sides discussing several issues relating to the border between Pakistan and India.

The decision was announced after three days of biannual talks between the directors-general of the BSF and Pakistan Rangers in Delhi.

The issue of inadvertent crossing over by the border population and ways to facilitate their return on both the sides was also discussed.

The forum also held a detailed discussion on people who mistakenly cross the border and Pakistani fishermen languishing in Indian prisons, the ISPR further stated. The talks ended with both sides agreeing on constant endeavor to maintain peaceful and tranquil borders. The 23-member Indian delegation was led by BSF DG K K Sharma while Major General Muhammad Saeed, Director General, Pakistan Rangers (Sindh), led the neighbouring country’s 19-member delegation.

“To overcome this ordeal, both border guarding forces need to revive the spirit of 2003 ceasefire agreement”, the communiqué read.

“The talks were held in a constructive atmosphere”. Both the delegations also had representatives from respective home & foreign ministries along with officers from narcotics control & survey departments.

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