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BSF maintains restraint in border despite provocation: IG

Written by: Staff

Jammu, Apr 1 (UNI) Border Security Force Inspector General in Jammu S C Vaid today said the BSF was maintaining utmost restraint at the International border despite acts of provocation from the other side after some pillars at the border were found missing.

Talking to UNI on the sidelines of media interaction here, he said ''About 35 border pillars are missing in various riverine areas along the border with Pakistan in Jammu region.

However, despite acts of provocation from Pakistani Rangers, the BSF was maintaining restraint and were trying to resolve the matter through the flag meetings of the senior officers from both sides,'' Mr Vaid added.

Emphasising the need of demarcation of the borders between the two countries, he said ''A joint meeting of the senior oficers of BSF and Pakistani Rangers will take place in Lahore in the second week of this month. The additional Director General of BSF of Chandigarh range will lead the Indian side of the delegation to discuss the issue, he added.

Expressing concern over infiltration, Mr Vaid said training camps in Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) were still existing and there was no reduction in infiltration. On smuggling of narcotics, he said the force is keeping a strict vigil while increasing patrolling along the border.

On reduction of troops, he said there was no move to reduce the deployment of BSF from the border in Jammu region adding ''it will continue to perform its duty with dedication.


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