The meeting between top officers of the Pakistan Rangers and the Indian BSF in Lahore was convened after one and a half years.

Soon after the talks between the Directors General of Military Operations (DGMOs) of India and Pakistan, a five- day meeting of the Pakistan Rangers and the Border Security Force (BSF) ended on Saturday with a call to maintain peace, curb smuggling and send back those who cross the border inadvertently to their respective countries.

The meeting between top officers of the Pakistan Rangers and the Indian BSF in Lahore was convened after one and a half years.

The Director General Pakistan Rangers Major General Khan Tahir Javed Khan headed the 20-member delegation while the BSF was represented by Director General Subhash Joshi and other officers. The meeting was held in a cordial, positive and constructive atmosphere, according to a statement.

The two sides expressed their commitment to ensure the sanctity of the Working Boundary and the International Border and use available communication channels to control violations at zero line, apart from continuing to work for peace.

It was also agreed to deal strictly with smugglers and take action according to the law of the land. Apart from holding regular meetings between the two forces, a range of other matters were also discussed to ensure better coordination and efficiency. The next meeting will be held in India.