After ceasefire violation, BSF, Pak Rangers hold flag meeting along IB in Jammu
Jammu: Hours after an incident of ceasefire violation, Border Security Force (BSF) and Pakistan Rangers Tuesday held a flag meeting along the international border here and agreed to respect the “existing norms”, an official said.
The company commander level meeting at 1.45 pm on the border ended in a cordial atmosphere, Deputy Inspector General of BSF S P S Sandhu said.
Earlier in the day, Pakistan Rangers violated ceasefire by resorting to unprovoked firing at BSF troops along the international border (IB) in Arnia sector of Jammu district. However, no one was injured in the ensuing exchange of fire, officials said.
“The issue of unprovoked firing was discussed and both sides agreed to exercise maximum restraint on the border. Both sides agreed to respect the existing norms in future,” the public relations officer, BSF Jammu, said.
Earlier, Pakistani Rangers violated ceasefire Tuesday morning as it targeted Border Security Force (BSF) troops in unprovoked firing along the International Border in Jammu and Kashmir, an official said.
The BSF gave a “befitting reply” to the firing in the Arnia sector of Jammu district, he said.
“This morning, the alert BSF Jammu troops gave a befitting reply to the unprovoked firing by Pakistan Rangers on a BSF patrolling party,” BSF Deputy Inspector General S P S Sandhu said.
The BSF Jammu public relations officer also said there was no casualty on the Indian side.
India and Pakistan agreed for a renewed ceasefire along the borders in Jammu and Kashmir in February 2020.
Barring a few violations, the agreement is holding, much to the relief of border residents and farmers who have resumed farming activities along the Line of Control and the International Border.