New Delhi: The Border Security Force (BSF) offered sweets to Pakistan Rangers at the Attari-Wagah border on the occasion of Diwali, officials said.
A commandant-rank officer of the BSF, along with other personnel, gave sweets to the Pakistan Rangers at the joint check post.
Officials of both forces shook hands and exchanged pleasantries for a few minutes. The spokesperson said the BSF has always been at the forefront of creating a peaceful and congenial atmosphere on the border while dominating it effectively.
“Such gestures (exchange of sweets) help build a peaceful atmosphere and cordial relationships on the border between both the border guarding forces,” he said. Armies of the two sides also exchanged sweets at some forward posts along the Line of Control and along the International Border in the Jammu region on the occasion.
“Today, on the occasion of Diwali, BSF and Pakistan Rangers exchanged sweets at various border outposts under the Jammu frontier in a very cordial atmosphere,” a BSF spokesperson said.
It was done along the border outposts in Samba, Kathua, R S Pura, and Akhnoor border, he said. The border guarding forces of India and Pakistan exchange sweets and wishes on various religious festivals such as Eid and Diwali, and also on their respective Independence Days.