Jammu (Agencies): Pakistan Rangers have raised objection over the floodlighting work along the Indo-Pak border in Jammu and Kashmir and have been told by Indian authorities that the project aimed at checking infiltration of militants would continue.

"They raised a query. They questioned the project. We clarified to them that work is being done for under-ground cabling for installation of flood lights", informed a senior BSF officer on Monday.

The senior officer maintained that the work has not been stopped and the issue with Pakistan is closed. The work related to border floodlighting along the International Border (IB) in Jammu frontier area was going on, he added.

"It is part of the Border Management Programme which is all along the IB. Where ever the fencing is there floodlighting has to be carried out", he stated.

BSF was carrying out digging work for laying under-ground cables along IB in Abdullian Border Outpost (BOP) belt of RS Pura sub-sector of Jammu in order to stop cross-border infiltration and to uphold a round-the-clock vigil of the borderline with Pakistan on Sunday evening when Pakistani Rangers raised queries about it.

Pakistan does not recognises about 200 kms long Indo-Pak border under the operational command of BSF from Molu covering Jammu, Samba and Kathua sectors.

The officer commented, "It is minor issue. This is a localised issue" adding, "There was casual meeting held at local level and the matter was sorted out".

A BSF spokesman said that Pakistani Rangers have in the past raised questions with regard to the borders since 1947.