India, Pakistan agree to maintain peace along border after DG level talks

India and Pakistan have started a three-day Director General (DG)-level border dialogue in New Delhi.

Director General (DG) Border Security Force (BSF) D K Pathak is leading 23 member Indian delegation and his counterpart Major General Umar Farooq Burki, DG  of Pakistan Rangers (Punjab) is leading a 16 members Pakistani delegation.

Both the delegations also have representatives from respective Home and Foreign ministries along with officers from narcotics control and survey department.

In this dialogue both sides have

  • Decided to devise new strategies along the International Border in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) to put an end to incidents of ceasefire violations.
  • Agreed maintenance of peace and tranquility on the border is the most important issue and this needs to be implemented on the ground.

India also has suggested that rather than debating and contesting about the past incidents, both sides should work on a future strategy in order to make the border peaceful and safe for the troops and civilians alike.

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