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India, Pakistan to hold another flag meeting to defuse tension along border

Friday, 29 August 2014 - 1:21pm IST | Place: New Delhi | Agency: PTI

BSF and Pakistan Rangers will hold a key sector commander-level flag meeting to defuse tension along the Indo-Pak border due to repeated ceasefire violations by Pakistan on Friday.

"A sector commander (DIG-Brigade commander) level flag meeting will be held between BSF and Pak Rangers at Octerio Border Out Post in Suchetgarh forward belt of R S Pura along the International Border", PRO, BSF, Vinood Yadav said here.

The meeting is schedule for 3:30 pm

This will be the third flag meeting to discuss ceasefire violations.

BSF troops had on Thursday held commandant-level flag-meeting with Rangers along the International Border in Samba sector of Jammu and Kashmir impressing upon each other to respect ceasefire.

The commandant-level flag meeting was held at Zero-line between Ballard Post of India and Imran post of Pakistan.

On August 27, India and Pakistan had resumed the process of flag meeting by holding a commandant-level flag meeting at Nikowal Border Out Post along International Border in Pargwal sub-sector of Akhnoor sector.

There have been 24 ceasefire violations by Pakistan in the month of August. Two villagers have been killed and 17 others including 4 BSF jawans suffered injuries in the ceasefire violations.




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