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BSF exchanges sweets with Pakistan Rangers

IANS  |  Chandigarh 

(BSF) troopers exchanged sweets with their Rangers counterparts at the Attari-joint checkpost and celebrated on Wednesday along the border outposts of Punjab's international border with

BSF officers and troopers offered sweets to their Pakistani counterparts at the border gates between both countries at the Attari-joint check post (JCP), around 30 km from

Reports of celebrations by BSF troopers were reported in border areas of Amritsar, Gurdaspur, Tarn Taran, and districts.

Celebrations at some places took place on Tuesday night also.

In recent years, both sides have skipped the exchange of sweets and greetings on a few occasions due to tension between both countries following repeated firing across the Line of Control (LoC) and the international border and terrorism activities in

The exchange of sweets takes place on Independence Day, national days and festivals like Eid and

shares a 553-km long international border with which is guarded by the BSF.



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First Published: Wed, November 07 2018. 20:20 IST