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India, Pakistan troops exchange sweets along LoC in JK's Poonch

Press Trust of India  |  Jammu 

The Indian and the armies exchanged sweets and festive wishes Tuesday on the eve of Diwali along the (LoC) in district of and Kashmir, officials said.

"On the occasion of Diwali, as a confidence building measure, sweets were exchanged between and Army at and Mendhar on November 6," the Jammu-based said in a tweet.

Both armies exchanged greetings and pleasantries along with the sweets, it said.

Meanwhile, a said Commanding, Fire and Fury Corps, Lt Gen Y K Joshi interacted with the troops deployed in zero degree temperatures in the rugged and mountainous locations of western Ladakh on the eve of the

Lt Gen Joshi conveyed his greetings to the troops and their families, the said.

He said the GOC complimented the troops for their service to the nation in such remote and inhospitable terrain and weather conditions.

Later in the day, Lt Gen Joshi paid homage to martyrs at the in Drass and interacted with troops, the said.

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First Published: Tue, November 06 2018. 21:40 IST