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Eid on LoC: Indian and Pakistani Army officials exchange sweets, greetings

The occasion was seen as an enhanced confidence-building measure held in the backdrop of the ongoing ceasefire between the countries.

By: Express News Service | Jammu |
Updated: July 22, 2021 3:18:02 am
Indian and Pakistani troops at an LoC crossing after the exchange of sweets. (Express Photo)

For the first time after the 2019 Pulwama attack in which 40 CRPF personnel were killed, India and Pakistan on Wednesday exchanged sweets to mark Eid-ul-Adha at various points along the Line of Control and International Border in Jammu and Kashmir.

These ceremonies are seen as an enhanced confidence-building measure amid the marked decline in hostilities along the LoC and IB ever since the ceasefire agreement in February.

Eid Sweets and greetings being exchanged on the occasion of Eid al-Adha (Express photo)

Army PRO Lt Colonel Devender Anand said both armies exchanged sweets at Poonch-Rawalakot and Mendhar-Hotspring crossing points in Poonch district.

Both sides also exchanged sweets at the Teethwal crossing bridge and Kaman Aman Setu at Uri in the twin North Kashmir districts of Kupwara and Baramulla, respectively.

The BSF and Pakistani Rangers also exchanged sweets along the International Border in Hiranagar, Samba, Ramgarh, RS Pura, Arnia and Pargwal sectors in Jammu division.

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