Pakistan, India agree to observe ceasefire at Working Boundary

NEW DELHI: In the last round of talks between Pakistan Rangers and Indian Border Security Forces (BSF), both sides have agreed to observe ceasefire at the Working Boundary.


The four-day director general level talks between Pakistan Rangers and Indian BSF were held in New Delhi to find ways to de-escalate tensions along the border as part of a series of measures agreed by the leaders of the two countries in July this year.

Both sides have agreed to hold back cross-border firing and not to retaliate immediately to violations of a 15-year ceasefire.

Border Security Force (BSF) chief D.K. Pathak and the delegation led by Pakistan Rangers chief Maj. Gen. Umar Farooq Burki have also agreed to remain in touch over mobile phone, e-mail and fax in order to avoid ceasefire violations and escalation of tension on the border.