The Fact News Service,
SRINAGAR/JAMMU, May 14
India, Pakistan armies exchange sweets at LoC on Eid ”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 Krishnaganga River in Tangdhar, Kupwara, and Kaman Aman Setu in Uri to exchange sweets and pleasantries in Srinagar.
Meanwhile, an official in Jammu said: Indian and Pakistan armies exchanged sweets on the occasion of Eid at Chakan Da Bagh crossing point Mendhar- Hotspring crossing the LOC in Poonch. Sweets and compliments were exchanged by both the armies in an atmosphere of bonhomie, festivities in the wake of newly achieved calm along the LOC as a result of new cease-fire which has brought warmth between the two neighbors.The gesture by both the armies promoted goodwill and mutual trust. Exchange of inadvertently crossed over youths on three occasions in the last two months at the zero lines in Tithwal bode well for the future. The exchange of sweets and pleasantries was conducted with full adherence to all Covid protocols by both sides of the Indian and Pakistan Army. Wishing Eid Mubarak to the Indian Army who works day and night to protect our country and to ensure that we can enjoy our festivities. Eid Mubarak to our heroes!! The Indian Army in a statement said the ceremony is seen as a confidence-building measure in the backdrop of the recently agreed ceasefire between the two countries. On February 22, the Indian Army and its Pakistan counterpart had a director General Military operations level talks in which both the sides agreed to abide by the ceasefire agreement which was reached between India and Pakistan in 2003. Since February 22, there has been no reported incident of ceasefire violations on the line of control between India and Pakistan.