India, Pakistan security forces exchange sweets along LoC, IB in J&K on Eid | India News – Times of India

JAMMU: Security forces of India and Pakistan exchanged sweets along the International Border (IB) and the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir on the event of Eid-ul-Adha on Wednesday, officers mentioned.
Officials of the Indian and Pakistani armies exchanged sweets at Poonch-Rawalakot and Mendhar-Hotspring crossing factors along the LoC in Poonch district.
They mentioned the ceremony is seen as an enhanced confidence-constructing measure in the backdrop of a ceasefire between each international locations.
Greetings and greatest needs for peace and concord had been conveyed to the Pakistani army representatives. The gesture was appreciated by each the armies and is predicted to additional promote goodwill and mutual belief, they mentioned.
On the event of Eid-ul-Adha, troops of the Border Security Force (BSF) and Pakistan Rangers greeted one another and exchanged sweets in Hira Nagar, Samba, Ramgarh, R S Pura, Arnia, Pargwal sectors of the International Border of Jammu, officers mentioned.
This is the primary exchange of sweets between the 2 border guarding forces after the Pulwama incident. There was no cross-border shelling for lengthy and farmers on either side of the border have been capable of perform their farming actions peacefully, they mentioned.
Forty CRPF personnel had been killed when their bus in an extended convoy of over 70 automobiles plying from Jammu to Srinagar was bombed on February 14, 2019, by a Jaish-e-Mohammed suicide bomber. Soon after, India carried out an aerial strike on a terrorist coaching camp of the phobia group in Pakistan’s Balakot.
India and Pakistan had on February 25 this 12 months launched a joint assertion saying a ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir, following talks between their Directors General of Military Operations.
The two international locations had earlier signed a ceasefire settlement in 2003 however it was repeatedly violated resulting in deaths and accidents to civilians and troops on both aspect.

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