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JAMMU/AMRITSAR: The Indian Army and Border Security Forces (BSF) exchanged sweets and pleasantries with their Pakistani counterparts for the first time since the Pulwama on Wednesday on the occasion of Eid-ul-Adha at several border posts in Jammu and Kashmir and the 2019 Punjab attack.
Jammu-based defense spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Devender Anand said: “The Indian Army and the Pakistan Army exchanged sweets on the occasion of Eid-Al-Adha at the Line of Control (LoC) at the Poonch-Rawalakot crossing and Mendhar-Hotspring (Tattapani) intersection in Poonch district, it can be seen as a confidence-building measure against the background of the ongoing ceasefire between the two countries.”
Similar engagements were held at Kaman Aman Setu in Uri and Tithwal across the Kishanganga River in Tangdhar, Kupwara. Anand said the gesture was appreciated by both militaries and is expected to promote goodwill and mutual trust.
The BSF and Pakistan Rangers also exchanged sweets on the occasion of Eid celebrations along the international border in the Jammu region in the Hiranagar, Samba, Ramgarh, RS Pura, Arnia and Pargwal and Attari sectors in Punjab. “There have been no cross-border shelling for a long time and farmers on both sides of the border have been able to carry on their farming activities peacefully,” a BSF spokesman said.
An official at Attari said the customary border tradition of greeting each other on important and religious occasions was suspended following the outbreak of Covid-19.

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