When gunfire went silent: Indian, Pakistani soldiers exchange sweets on Diwali

Indian and Pakistani army soliders on Thursday exchanged sweets at the Tithwal crossing bridge on the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir on the occasion of Diwali, Indian news agencies reported

Nov 05, 2021
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Indian, Pakistani soldiers exchange sweets on Diwali

Indian and Pakistani army soliders on Thursday exchanged sweets at the Tithwal crossing bridge on the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir on the occasion of Diwali, Indian news agencies reported. Border Security Force (BSF) and Pakistan Rangers also exchanged sweets at the Attari-Wagah and the India-Pakistan International Border in Gujarat and in the Barmer sector of Rajasthan to mark the festive occasion.

There has been a tradition of exchanging sweets between India and Pakistan on major festivals like Eid, Holi, Diwali, and respective national days.

BSF troops also exchanged sweets with the Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) along the India-Bangladesh International Border last night to mark the festival.

"On the auspicious occasion of Diwali, the border guards of @BSF_Guwahati Ftr exchanged sweets and greetings with Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) along the Indo-Bangladesh International Border," tweeted the official handle of Guwahati Frontier (BSF).

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