Pakistan rangers to hold talks with Indian forces

Source: Xinhua| 2017-11-09 16:15:47|Editor: Zhou Xin
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NEW DELHI, Nov. 9 (Xinhua) -- A high-level delegation of Pakistan rangers is scheduled to hold talks with representatives of India's Border Security Force (BSF) here on Thursday, officials said.

The 19-member Pakistani delegation led by director general of the rangers (Sindh) Maj. Gen. Muhammad Saeed arrived in New Delhi on Wednesday evening.

The two sides are going to meet amid tension on the Line of Control (LoC) and international Border (IB) in Kashmir that has claimed civilian as well as troop casualties. Both sides accuse each other of resorting to unprovoked firing and targeting each other's positions and civilian areas.

The Indian side will be headed by BSF Chief K K Sharma."A range of issues aimed at easing the tension between the forces on two sides is scheduled to come up during the meeting," an official said. "It will be a low key affair."

Reports said the first day meeting will be carried out far away from the media glare.

Analysts say the talks between the two forces are expected to keep the lines of communication open, in a bid to maintain peace and tranquility along the frontier areas.