Poonch, Aug 13: Indian Army on the occasion of Pakistan’s I-Day exchanged sweets and compliments with Pakistan Army troops in Poonch and Mendhar Crossing Points along LoC in Poonch, Lt Col Devender Anand, Defense Ministry’s Jammu based PRO said.
Earlier India and Pakistan armies exchanged sweets along the Line of Control in Kupwara and Baramulla district on latter’s Independence Day.
“Indian Army as a warm gesture, presented sweets to Pakistan Army at Chilehana Tithwal Crossing Point to extend best wishes to Pakistan on their Independence Day, displaying the will to maintain peace along the Line of Control,” an army officer said. “Over years, India has continuously endeavoured to sweeten and strengthen the bilateral relations with Pakistan through goodwill gestures like this one across the spectrum to ensure peace and tranquility in the region.”
Post the ceasefire agreement in February this year, he said, there has been a prolonged peace along the Line of Control. “The people have appreciated the efforts of the Indian Army to maintain peace in the villages along Line of Control. This gesture is one of the many such efforts made towards achieving peace and development in J&K, he said, adding, “These positive endeavours by the Indian Army will further the cause towards prolonged peace along the Line of Control.”
Also, the Indian Army and Pakistan counterparts exchanged sweets at Kaman post in Uri Baramulla, official sources said.