JAMMU, June 16: In a snub to Pakistan for repeatedly indulging in ceasefire violations, Indian Army and BSF today didn’t exchange sweets with Pakistani troops, both along Line of Control (LoC) and International Border (IB) on the occasion of Eid festival.
“There was no exchange of sweets and fruits at any place on the LoC and IB with Pakistan army and Rangers,’’ sources said.
The exchange of sweets followed by Indo-Pak army and BSF-Rangers’ meeting used to take place on all major festivals and national days of the two countries, at Chakan-Da-Bagh in Poonch district and Octroi Post at Suchetgarh sector of RS Pura tehsil on the International Border, besides some other designated points.
However, sources said, today the exchange of sweets didn’t take place either on the LoC or on the IB as a mark of protest against frequent ceasefire violations by Pakistan army and Rangers on LoC and IB.
The BSF even didn’t exchange sweets with the Pakistani Rangers at Attari-Wagah border in Amritsar district of Punjab.