To celebrate Eid-al-Adha, India and Pakistan swap sweets along the J&K border.

India and Pakistan

India and Pakistan

On the occasion of Eid-al-Adha, India and Pakistan engaged in "sweet diplomacy" along the international boundary. In the context of the current truce between both the two nations, the event is viewed as an improved esteem step. “Indian Army and Pakistan Army exchanged sweets on the auspicious occasion of Eid-al-Adha at the Line of Control at Poonch-Rawalakot Crossing Point and Mendhar-Hotspring Crossing Point in Poonch district on Wednesday,

” said defence spokesman Lt Col Devender Anand.“Greetings and best wishes of peace and harmony were conveyed to the Pakistan Army representatives from Indian Army. The gesture was appreciated by both the armies and is expected to further promote goodwill and mutual trust,” he added.A senior Boundary Security Force (BSF) official further stated that to commemorate Eid, the BSF and Pakistan Rangers exchanged sweets and greetings at the international border in the Jammu area.“Today, the festival of Eid-al-Adha was celebrated by border men on Indo- Pak border.

On this occasion, troops of BSF and Pakistan Rangers greeted each other and exchanged sweets in Hira Nagar, Samba, Ramgarh, RS Pura, Arnia, Pargwal sectors of international border in Jammu region. There has not been cross-border shelling for a long time, and farmers on both sides of the border have been able to carry out their farming activities peacefully,” said BSF Jammu frontier DIG SPS Sandhu.This would be the first time the two border security troops exchanged sweets after a suicide bomber targeted a CRPF van in Pulwama on February 14, 2019, killing 40 CRPF men.Pulwama was one of Jammu & Kashmir's worst terrorist assaults.

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