Indo-Pak DG-level talks to be held today

Indo-Pak DG-level talks to be held today

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DGNew Delhi,September 10,2015-CNS:-The Director General-level talks between India's Border Security Forces (BSF) and Pakistan's Rangers (PR) will be held here today.

BSF Director General DK Pathak will meet his counterpart PR chief Major General Umar Farooq Burki to discuss the controversial issues between the two forces.

The development comes after the National Security Adviser (NSA)-level talks, scheduled to be held in Delhi on August 23-24, were cancelled as Pakistan insisted on meeting the Kashmiri separatists.

      Meanwhile,member Pakistani delegation arrived here on Wednesday for Director General-level talks between the border forces of the India and Pakistan.

The high level delegation of Pakistan headed by Director General (DG) of Pakistan Rangers, Major General Umar Farooq Burki, earlier in the day was received at the Wagah border in Punjab by senior paramilitary Border Security Force (BSF) officials.

The delegations from Amritsar flew down to the national capital, where Burki was received by Director General of BSF, D K Pathak.

The DG-level talks between BSF and Pakistan Rangers will be headed by Pathak.

Senior officials from the Home Affairs Ministry, Narcotics Control Bureau and Survey of India are also part of the 23 Indian delegates participating in the meeting.

Key issues, including cross-border firing, infiltration, smuggling, are to be discussed during the talks.

The talks will also endeavour to focus on positive issues like different levels of communication, more simultaneous coordinated patrolling and other confidence building measures. (ANI)