India and Pakistan three-day DG-level border dialogue in New Delhi led to devise new strategies along the International Border in Jammu and Kashmir to put an end to incidents of ceasefire violations.
The 23 member Indian delegation is led by DG BSF (Border Security Force) D K Pathak
The 16 member Pakistani delegation is led by DG Pakistan Rangers (Punjab) Umar Farooq Burki
- They have agreed to jointly resolve sensitive issues like ceasefire violations and cross-border infiltration through exchange of information, including via e-mail and over the telephone.
- Also agreed for maintenance of peace and tranquility on this border is the most important issue and this needs to be implemented on the ground.
BSF had 16 issues on its agenda for the talks; priority on
- Unprovoked firing or shelling by Pakistan Rangers on BSF posts and deliberate targeting of Indian villages,
- Sniper firing on BSF troops by Pakistan Rangers
- Infiltration attempts by terrorists from Pakistan at the Jammu International Border (IB)
- Narcotics trafficking
- Extensive defence construction activities by Pakistan Rangers close to the IB and mutual understanding on routine maintenance of defences on the border.
Pakistani Rangers had 30 points on their agenda; priority on
- Firing by BSF on Flag Meeting party
- Ceasefire violations
- Killing of innocent Pakistani farmers
- Fake encounters
- Construction of additional line of defence
- Illegal defence construction by BSF along working boundary and international border,
- Repair or maintenance of flood damages, installation of sophisticated surveillance devices or cameras, and air violations.