India, Pak Troops Exchange Sweets

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ATTARI/WAGAH: Indian and Pakistani Forces at the border of Wagah-Attari exchanged sweets on the occasion of Diwali.

Bipul Bir Gusain, BSF Amritsar sector Commandant, handed a basket full of sweets to Pakistan Ranger Wing Commander Lt Col Bilal Ahmed at the zero line, according to officials.

The opposing personnel also exchanged pleasantries and wished greetings to each other amid the Hindu festival of Diwali.

The occasion marks significance in the wake of strained ties between India and Pakistan.

Prior to this event, no ceremonial exchange of sweets and gifts had taken place between Indian and Pakistani Forces during the Independence Day celebrations on both the sides.

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