MUZAFFARABAD–Pakistani and Indian border troops along the Line of Control (LoC) on Monday exchanged sweets at three places in Jammu and Kashmir on the occasion of India’s Republic Day, said a report published on Indian Express.
A unit of 12 Infantry Brigade of the Indian Army exchanged sweets with Pakistani troops at Kaman Post in Uri sector on Srinagar-Muzaffarabad Road, the report quoted defence sources as saying.
Troops also exchanged sweets at Teetwal in Tangdhar sector of Kashmir and at Chakan-da-Bagh in Poonch Sector of Jammu region.
Despite ceasefire violations and violence in the disputed Himalayan region, the exchange of sweets between Indian and Pakistan army personnel along the LoC on their respective days of national importance has been a recurring feature.
On August 14 last year, Pakistani Rangers had exchanged sweets with personnel from the Indian Border Security Force to celebrate Pakistan’s 68th Independence Day at the India-Pakistan Wagah border post.