New Delhi, June 4: A Sector Commander level meeting will be held between the Border Security Force (BSF) and Pakistan Rangers in Jammu at 5 PM on Monday. The meeting will be held on the request of the Pakistan Rangers, news agency ANI reported. Also Read - UK PM Johnson Speaks with PM Modi on COVID-19 Vaccines, Climate Change And Trade
Notably, the request has come days after Pakistan assured India that it will follow the 2003 ceasefire agreement. A special hotline contact was established between the Director General of Military Operations (DGMO) of Pakistan and India on May 29. Also Read - Serum Institute to Provide 3 Crore Vaccine Doses to Dhaka as India Signs Deal With Bangladesh
“Both the DGMOs reviewed the prevailing situation along the Line of Control and Working Boundary and mutually agreed to undertake sincere measures to improve the existing situation ensuring peace and avoidance of hardships to the civilians along the borders,” the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the media wing of the Pakistan Army, had said in a statement.
About Sector Commander level meeting
This will be the third Sector Commander level meeting of the year which is scheduled to be held between the two border guarding forces since heavy shelling and firing experienced on the International Border. The last Sector Commander level meeting was held between Border Security Force (BSF) and Pakistan Rangers on the international border in Suchetgarh area of Jammu on February 23.
The BSF delegation comprising nine officers was led by PS Dhiman, DIG BSF Jammu Sector. Brig Amjad Hussain, Sector Commander, Sialkot, Punjab led the Pakistan delegation which comprised 11 officers. During the meeting, general day-to-day border management issues were discussed. While reiterating the BSF’s commitment towards maintaining peace and tranquility on the International border, BSF officials sought Pakistan Rangers’ cooperation for the same, which was agreed upon by them.
The first Sector Commander level meeting of 2018 was held in January.