India’s Border Security Force (BSF) and Pakistan will be exchanging sweets at Attari Wagah border. Both the sides have, till recent months, seen a bitter exchange of firepower in Jammu and Kashmir, but with the new government led by Imran Khan taking charge on August 18, things might change a bit.
The Pak Rangers on Saturday communicated that Pakistan will be giving sweets to India on their Independence day on August 14.
BSF Punjab Pro RS Kataria told India Today, “In a flag meeting held last Saturday, at JCP, we were told that their company commander will give sweets, we will reciprocate on August 15 at the zero line.”
This year India did not share sweets with Pakistan on Republic Day and Eid in June. With de-escalation at borders, the forces have decided to continue with the annual tradition.
The Pakistan company commander is expected to give sweets at 10 am on Tuesday morning. BSF official said that order for 7 Indian traditional sweet will be given to Pakistan Rangers on August 15.
The recent casualty of BSF was as less than three months ago where the border guarding force lost four personnel on June 13, this year, including an assistant commandant at Chamliyal post in Ramgarh sector, the highest casualty for the force in one day. The firing took place in midnight despite both sides agreed to honour the ceasefire.