Jammu-based defense spokesman Lt. Col. Devender Anand said: “The Indian Army and Pakistani Army They exchanged sweets on the occasion of Eid-Al-Adha at the Line of Control (LoC) at the Poonch-Rawalakot crossing point and the Mendhar-Hotspring (Tattapani) crossing point in Poonch district. It can be seen as a confidence-building measure in the context of the ongoing ceasefire between the two countries. ”
Similar engagements were carried out at Kaman Aman Setu in Uri and Tithwal crossing over the Kishanganga river in Tangdhar, Kupwara. Anand said the gesture was appreciated by both armies and is expected to promote goodwill and mutual trust.
The BSF and Pakistan Rangers it also exchanged sweets to mark Eid celebrations along the international border in the Jammu region in the Hiranagar, Samba, Ramgarh, RS Pura, Arnia and Pargwal and Attari sectors in Punjab. “There has been no cross-border bombardment for a long time and farmers on both sides of the border have been able to carry out their agricultural activities peacefully,” said a BSF spokesman.
An Attari official said the usual border tradition of greeting each other on important and religious occasions was suspended after the Covid-19 outbreak.