Pak Rangers team arrives for talks with BSF
The 18-member delegation, led by Pakistan Rangers Director General (Sindh) Maj Gen Rizwan Akhtar, was received by Border Security Force chief U K Bansal and senior officials of the force as they landed here from Amritsar after entering India through the Wagah border in the morning.
The Pakistan delegation also comprises the second Rangers DG (Punjab) Maj Gen Mian Muhammad Hilal Hussain, Additional Secretary in the Pakistan Interior Ministry Najibullah Khan and other senior officials. The top brass of both the border guarding forces are meeting in Delhi for the first time and the talks are aimed at thrashing out a host of issues including recent incidents of firing and ceasefire violations by Pakistan along the Indo-Pak border.
Issues to be discussed
BSF, according to sources, is expected to flag a number of issues to the visiting team which include unprovoked firing by Pakistan troops in Jammu and Sialkot sectors, death of two BSF personnel in the last few months because of sniper firing and a spurt in the smuggling of narcotic drugs from across the border.