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BSF keen to have direct touch with Pak Rangers

June 22, 2012 20:44 IST

The Border Security Force is keen to have direct communication over the phone with their counterparts in Pakistan on any matter of concern along the border, as it is the case of Indo-Bangladesh border, BSF Director General U K Bansal said in Shillong on Thursday.

The BSF would take up the matter during the five-day conference with the Pakistan Rangers scheduled from July one in Delhi, Bansal told reporters.

"We have this communication system established in the East but not in the West (Pakistan). We want to have it in there too," Bansal said.

At the Indo-Bangladesh border in the eastern sector, BSF commanders communicate directly with their counterparts across the border on any issue without having to arrange for a formal 'flag meeting'.

"We should be able to talk (over the telephone) and this is a routine confidence building measures across the border and between the two border guarding forces," the BSF director general said.

The BSF chief was in Meghalaya on a two-day visit to review the security preparedness of the force guarding the 498 km long and porous Indo-Bangladesh border in Meghalaya sector.
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