punjab-news

India, Pakistan border officials' meet begins Tuesday

Chandigarh, Dec 23 : A high-level meeting of border officials of India and Pakistan will begin in Lahore, Pakistan, from Tuesday, senior Border Security Force (BSF) officials said Monday. The meeting will end Dec 28.


The meeting is being held at a time tensions have been running high along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir, following infiltration bids from Pakistan in recent months.

The smuggling of drugs from the Pakistan side into India along the International Border in Punjab has also increased this year.

BSF Director General (DG) Subhash Joshi will lead the Indian delegation to Pakistan for the meeting. The Pakistan side will be represented by Major General Rizwan Akhtar, DG of the Pakistan Rangers-Sindh.

Though the meeting between senior officers of the BSF and Pakistan Rangers is a bi-annual affair, this is the first time the BSF DG is himself leading the delegation. Earlier, the meeting was at the level of BSF special DG-west and inspector general.

The Indian delegation includes BSF special DG-west, inspector generals from Jammu, Punjab, Rajasthan, Gujarat frontiers and the BSF headquarters in New Delhi.

"This is the highest level border meeting between the BSF and the Pakistan Rangers. During this meeting, matters of bilateral concerns such as defence constructions, border incidents and trans-border crimes like drug trafficking, infiltration, smuggling of arms, ammunition and fake currency, inadvertent border crossings and other matters of mutual interest will be discussed for effective border management," BSF deputy inspector general and Punjab frontier spokesman R.P.S. Jaswal said.

The BSF officers will go to Lahore via the Attari-Wagah joint border check post Tuesday. They will return Dec 28.

--IANS (Posted on 23-12-2013)

punjab-news headlines

CBMs with Pak essential for Amritsar to succeed as trade centre: Capt

Showers lash Jalandhar, wheat harvesting can be delayed

Badal has always exploited Punjabis' emotions for personal gains:

Drugs worth Rs.700 crore seized in Punjab ahead of LS polls

Capt Singh gets overwhelming response during Youth Cong road show

Capt asks Jaitley why Modi has not withdrawn petition against Pbi farmers

Punjab ready for free, fair, peaceful Lok Sabha polls : DGP

BSF kills Pakistani smuggler, recovers eight kg heroin

Capt questions Jaitley's timid silence on crucial Punjab specific issue

Amarinder condemns attack on Amritsar party office

AAP emerges as third force in Punjab

Badal under delusion of Modi wave while BJP sees none: Bajwa

Quick Links: Goa | Munnar | Pondicherry | Free Yearly Horoscope '2014

Comments

Your e-mail:


Your Full Name:


Type verification image:
verification image, type it in the box

Message:

Back to Top