A 13-member BSF delegation led by Director General Subhash Joshi crossed over to Pakistan via Wagah Tuesday

The Pakistan Rangers and India’s Border Security Force on Wednesday discussed ways to counter illegal border crossing and smuggling as part of bi-annual talks.

The issues figured during the second round of talks at Wagah. A 13-member BSF delegation led by Director General Subhash Joshi crossed over to Pakistan via Wagah Tuesday for the talks that will continue till December 28.

“Today the two sides discussed airspace violations by helicopters and spy planes, elimination of illegal border crossing and smuggling in detail,” a Pakistan Rangers spokesman said.

Issues like inadvertent border crossing by civilians, killing of people at the border and illegal defence-specific constructions were also discussed, he said.

Maj Gen Khan Tahir Javed Khan is leading the Pakistani side at the talks. A joint statement would be issued after the talks end, the spokesman said.