India-Pakistan flag meet ends
The flag meeting between officers of the Pakistan Rangers and the Border Security Force (BSF) post the ceasefire violations has ended.
Television reports said the meeting lasted for 45-minutes and saw India raising issue of snipping of Indian Army and paramilitary soldiers by Pakistan troops along the Line of Control (LoC).
It was the first border security force flag meeting between India and Pakistan and was held at the Nikowal Border Outpost in Jammu and Kashmir's Pargwal Sector.
The border officers talks took place a day after the Directors General of Military Operations (DGMOs) had talked over the hotline on ways to de-escalate tensions along the Line of Control and the International Border.
The Directors General of Military Operations (DGMO) of India and Pakistan had concluded their talks on a positive note.
Both the sides had then agreed to hold regular flag meetings to diffuse the tense situation along the Line of Control (LoC) and the International Border.
Pakistani troops had fired on 40 border outposts (BoPs) and 24 villages along the International Border in Jammu and Samba districts, leaving three people injured.
According to reports, there have been 33 ceasefire violations since July 16.
(Posted on 28-08-2014)