India, Pakistan forces exchange Diwali sweets at border

India, Pakistan forces exchange Diwali sweets at border
BSF officials offer sweets to Pakistani Rangers officials on the occasion of Diwali festival at Indo-Pak Attari-Wagha border on Wednesday.

Attari - On the occasion, pleasantries were also exchanged as the troops hugged each other and wished Diwali greetings.



By PTI

Published: Wed 11 Nov 2015, 3:20 PM

Last updated: Thu 12 Nov 2015, 3:25 AM

Indian and Pakistani forces at the border here exchanged sweets on the occasion of Diwali.
Border Security Force (BSF) Amritsar sector Commandant Bipul Bir Gusain handed a basket full of sweets to Pakistan Ranger Wing Commander Lt Col Bilal Ahmed at the zero line, officials said here.
On the occasion, pleasantries were also exchanged as the troops hugged each other and wished Diwali greetings.
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The exchange of sweets between troops of the two countries assume significance in the wake of strained ties between India and Pakistan of late.
Earlier, no ceremonial exchange of sweets and gifts had taken place between BSF and Pakistan Rangers during the Independence day celebrations on both the sides.
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BSF officials offer sweets to Pakistani Rangers officials on the occasion of Diwali festival at Indo-Pak Attari-Wagha border on Wednesday.
BSF officials offer sweets to Pakistani Rangers officials on the occasion of Diwali festival at Indo-Pak Attari-Wagha border on Wednesday.
BSF officials offer sweets to Pakistani Rangers officials on the occasion of Diwali festival at Indo-Pak Attari-Wagha border on Wednesday.
BSF officials offer sweets to Pakistani Rangers officials on the occasion of Diwali festival at Indo-Pak Attari-Wagha border on Wednesday.

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