The armies of India and Pakistan exchanged sweets at the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir on the auspicious occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr on Thursday, said the officials.
“On the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr, the tradition of exchanging sweets between India and Pakistan on major festivals like Eid, Holi, Diwali, and respective National days was revived and meetings were held at the Tithwal crossing on Kishanganga River in Tangdhar, Kupwara, and Kaman Aman Setu in Uri to exchange sweets and pleasantries,” a spokesperson said in Srinagar.
Meanwhile, an official said in Jammu, “India and Pakistan army exchanged sweets on the occasion of Eid today at Chakan Da Bagh crossing point Mendhar-Hotspring crossing along the LoC in Poonch.”
They said that the sweets and compliments were exchanged by both the armies in an atmosphere of amiability and festivities in the backdrop of the newly achieved calm along the LoC as a result of the renewed ceasefire which has brought warmth between the two neighbouring nations.
“Exchange of inadvertently crossed over youths on three occasions in the last two months at the zero line in Tithwal bode well for the future,” the spokesperson said. The exchange of sweets and greetings was conducted with full adherence to all COVID protocols by both sides, they added.