BSF Personnel, Pakistan Rangers exchange sweets on Eid

Amritsar: Personnel of the Border Security Force (BSF) and the Pakistan Rangers on Wednesday exchanged sweets at the Attari-Wagah border in Punjab on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr, an official said.

Pakistani Wing Commander Usman Ali offered sweets to the Indian Border Security Force (BSF) commandant Mukund Kumar Jha on Eid al-Fitr at the India Pakistan Wagah Border post, the official added saying they shook hands and greeted each other as soon as the border gates opened, he added.

Similarly, BSF personnel and Pakistan Rangers greeted each other and exchanged sweets on International Border of Jammu in Hiranagar Samba, Ramgarh, RS Pura and Pragwal Sectors as well as on the border outposts in Rajasthan.

This is the first time when both the troops exchanged sweets after Prime Minister Narendra Modi assumed office for a second consecutive term.

The BSF and Pakistan Rangers usually exchange sweets on major religious festivals such as Eid and Diwali, and on national days like Independence Day and Republic Day.

Eid-ul-Fitr marks the end of the month-long dawn-to-dusk fasting of Ramz.


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