Indo-Pak Troops Exchange Fire on LOC, Sweets at Wagah

SRINAGAR — Indian and Pakistani troops traded fire on dividing Line of Control in Kashmir while border guards of two hostile neighbours exxchanged sweets on international border on their independence day.

Indian Army on Tuesday said it killed two Pakistani soldiers in “retaliatory action” in Tangdhar sector of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district.

“In the retaliatory action to unprovoked ceasefire violations and repeated attempts to facilitate infiltration by Pakistan Army in Tangdhar Sector, own troops carried out calibrated operations last night in which two Pakistani soldiers were killed,” said Srinagar-based defense spokesman Col Rajesh Kalia, in a statement.

Earlier, an official said the Pakistan troops violated ceasefire by targeting Indian army’s Anil post, Cheetak Post, and Black Rock post with small arms along the LoC at around 7:15 am.

The soldiers manning these posts returned the fire effectively, he said.

The exchange of cross-border firing with small arms was going on when this report has been filed.

On Monday, a soldier of 20 Jat was killed while foiling an infiltration bid along the LoC in Tangdhar, army said.  

And Exchange of Sweets On Wagah

As the tensions remained high along the Line of Control in Kashmir, border guards of two sides hugged each other and exchanged sweets on their international border in Punjab.

Pakistani Rangers here offered sweets to the Border Security Force (BSF) today on the occasion of their Independence Day at Attari-Wagah border.

Security personnel of both the sides hugged and shook hands with each other, officials said.

On Wednesday, the BSF will offer traditional Indian sweets to their Pakistani counterparts.

The exchange of sweets takes place on Independence Day, national days and festivals like Eid and Diwali.


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