On the request of Pakistan, a Sector Commander- level flag meeting between BSF and Pakistan Rangers was held on International border near BOP Octroi from 1400 hr to 1610 hr on 18 March 2015. The BSF delegation was led by Shri BS Kasana, DIG BSF, Jammu and Brig Wasim Jafar Bhatti led the Pakistan Rangers’ delegation.
It was first meeting between the border guarding forces after heavy shelling and firing experienced on the border in recent months.
Commanders of both the border guarding forces, inter alia, discussed the issue of repeated cross-border firing impressing upon bringing much needed peace on the border. It was decided to re-energize the existing mechanisms of communication between the forces and to hold meetings and contacts at all levels, whenever required, for maintaining peace and tranquillity on the border.
The meeting was held in a cordial, positive and constructive atmosphere. Normal activities including farming will now resume on the border.
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