After an unprovoked ceasefire violation, Pakistan rangers again came to the table of talks with Border Security Force (BSF) on Wednesday.
The BSF and Pakistan rangers held a flag meeting along the International Border (IB) in Samba district. They again pledged to maintain peace along the border. The BSF raised the issue of ceasefire violations along the international border and asked its Pakistani counterpart to clear tall grass in zero line areas along the border, the officials said.
The BSF team, comprising six officers and 45 jawans, was led by Commanding officers of 73 and 80 Battalions, Anil Kumar and Anil Verma respectively, while the Pakistani side was led by Commanding Officer of 80 Chenab Rangers Lt Col Asmit Ali accompanied by seven officers and 57 jawans.
Notably, it was fifth such exercise this year by the two sides. They have already met to pledge peace and tranquility along the most volatile international border of the world on January 25, February 23, March 6, and June 4.
However, these have had no bearing at all on the actual ground situation along the international border. Pakistan has been unscrupulously targeting Indian territory and BSF personnel in its attempt to help terrorists infiltrate into India.>