New Delhi - Chiefs of border forces from India and Pakistan met on Thursday to find ways to de-escalate tensions after ugly skirmishes on the international border and Line of Control in Jammu region left several people dead.

“A sector commander-level flag meeting between BSF and Pakistan Rangers is on at Octroi post in Suchetgarh area of RS Pura sector in Jammu district,” Indian Border Security Force’s Jammu Frontier inspector general Ram Awtar said.

The meeting, held at the request of Pakistan Rangers.

The five-member BSF delegation was led by BSF deluty inspector general (Jammu sector) P.S. Dhiman, while Pakistani side was headed by Sector Commander (Chenab Rangers) Brigadier Amjad Hussain. Pakistani delegation comprised of ten officers, including officials of the rank of Wing Commanders.

There has been no firing on the international border and Line of Control since January 22.