bsf: BSF, Pak Rangers exchange sweets to mark Diwali celebrations | India News – Times of India

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JAMMU: To mark the festival of Diwali, the troops of BSFJammu on Thursday exchanged sweets with Pakistan Rangers at various Border Outposts along International Border (IB) in Jammu Frontier.
BSF spokesman Jammu Frontier said that the sweets were exchanged in Samba, Arnia, R S Pura, Nikowal and Akhnoor area.
“The sweets were also offered at BOP Octroi, Chamliyal, Bullechak, Chinaz, Nikowal, BT forward and other Border Out Posts (BoPs).
“As a reciprocal gesture the Pak Rangers also offered sweets to BSF,” he said. Earlier on August 14, Indian Army and Border Security Force (BSF) on Saturday exchanged sweets with the Pakistan Army and Rangers respectively on the Line of Control (LOC) and the International Border (IB) in Jammu and Kashmir to commemorate the Independence day of Pakistan which falls on August 14.
First exchange of sweets on July 21 was also held on occasion of Eid-ul-Adha when both the Armies had been strictly following the ceasefire agreement on the LoC early this year and this was the first exchange of sweets between the two border guarding forces after the Pulwama terror attack in 2019 where 40 CRPF personnel were martyred. India had suspended the exchange of sweets with Pakistani troops on festivals after the attack.





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