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Commander-level meeting held on IB: BSF lodges protest with Pakistan Rangers over infiltration, narco, arms smuggling

JAMMU: Border Security Force (BSF) India Wednesday lodged a strong protest with Pakistani Rangers over cross border infiltration, attempts of drug and arms smuggling along International Border.

Officials told that BSF, the frontier paramilitary force manning International Border, lodged a protest with Pakistani Rangers at a commander-level meeting, which was held at the Border Out Post (BOP) in Suchetgarh area of Jammu over arms smuggling from across the border.

Officials spokesperson said told KNO, a sector Commander-level meeting was held between BSF and Pakistan Rangers on the International Border in Suchetgarh area of Jammu and discussed various border management-related issues.

A senior BSF official said, “Main emphasis was given by the Indian delegation on the infiltration attempts of Pakistan based anti-national elements and recovery of arms and ammunition and narcotics on the international border.”

“A very strong protest was also lodged by the BSF commander regarding all these nefarious attempts from across the border by Pakistani elements, especially the arms, ammunition and narcotics consignments seized by the force in Ramgarh sector on January 3, 2022,” he said.

Reiterating that such activities from the Pakistan side are unacceptable, the Official said, “India strictly objected to the drone ops carried out by Pakistan-based elements regularly violating the IB. Other issues like construction work by Pakistan Rangers close to IB, intrusion of IB by Pakistani elements were also discussed.”

“The BSF delegation was led by DIG Surjit Singh and the Pakistan delegation was led by Brigadier Fahd, Sector Commander Pakistan Ranger Sialkot Sector.”

This was the first sector—level Commanders’ meeting in the year 2022, the official said. Better communication between the field commanders to resolve all ops matters was also assured by both the commanders to maintain peace and harmony along the IB, the officials said, adding that the meeting was held in a very positive, cordial and constructive atmosphere and agreed to conduct such meetings at regular intervals—(KNO)


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