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Pakistan Rangers Treated to Sufi Music, Indian Cuisine

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New Delhi: After day-long deliberations, visiting Pakistan Rangers’ delegation on Wednesday got a slice of Indian culture with a melange of soulful ‘sufiana’ music and sumptuous Indian cuisine.

The 16-member delegation, led by their Director General Major General Umar Farooq Burki, was hosted for the gala evening at a beautiful Border Security Force camp with Humayun’s tomb forming the background.

Artistes performed various dance forms like Kathak followed by Punjabi folk songs rendered by famous singer Hans Raj Hans.

A ‘sufiana’ musical treat, with a dash of popular Hindi film songs, wrapped up the treat hosted by the BSF at the end of the first day of Director General-level talks between the two sides.

Sources said Indian delicacies, both vegetarian and non-vegetarian, prepared by a team of the best chefs of the paramilitary force were later served to the guests.

The Rangers will meet Home Minister Rajnath Singh at his office today after which they will sit for another round of talks with their Indian counterparts.

After signing a joint record of discussions on September 12, the visitors will leave for their country the same day.

India and Pakistan on Wednesday began a three-day Director General-level border dialogue in New Delhi weeks after talks between the National Security Advisers of the two countries was called off.

PTI