Jammu-based defence spokesperson Lt. Col. Devender Anand stated, “Indian Military and Pakistan Army exchanged sweets on the event of Eid-Al-Adha on the Line of Management (LoC) on the Poonch-Rawalakot crossing level and Mendhar-Hotspring (Tattapani) crossing level in Poonch district. It may be seen as a confidence-building measure within the backdrop of ongoing ceasefire between the 2 nations.”
Related engagements have been held at Kaman Aman Setu in Uri and Tithwal crossing on Kishanganga river in Tangdhar, Kupwara. Anand stated the gesture was appreciated by each the armies and is predicted to advertise goodwill and mutual belief.
The BSF and Pakistan Rangers additionally exchanged sweets to mark Eid celebrations alongside the worldwide border in Jammu area at Hiranagar, Samba, Ramgarh, RS Pura, Arnia and Pargwal sectors and Attari in Punjab. “There was no cross-border shelling for a very long time and farmers on either side of the border have been capable of perform their farming actions peacefully,” a BSF spokesperson stated.
An official at Attari stated the same old border custom of greeting one another on vital and spiritual events was suspended after the outbreak of Covid-19.