India, Pak armies exchange sweets on Republic Day
Posted on: 07:14 PM IST Jan 26, 2013
Jammu: Indian and Pakistani troops on Saturday exchanged sweets along the Line of Control in Poonch sector in Jammu and Kashmir even as cross-border bus service and trade remained suspended after beheading of two Indian soldiers. Indian and Pakistani soldiers exchanged sweets at the Chakan Da Bagh cross point along the LoC in Poonch sector as a goodwill gesture, Army officials said.
The flag meeting at the LoC was cordial, they said adding the Indian side was represented by Col PDS Bal and Major SS Sehgal and the Pakistani side by Lt Col Javid and Major Yasin. The Border Security Force and Pakistani Rangers also exchanged sweets at Suchetgarh on the International Border in Jammu district.
The exchange of sweets and greetings between two sides is a continued tradition on LoC in Jammu and Kashmir on the Independence Day and the Republic Day besides Diwali and Eid festivals. The cross-Loc bus service and trade between Jammu and Kashmir and the PoK were suspended soon after the killing of two Indian soldiers in an attack by Pakistani troops after intruding into Poonch sector on January 8.