ATTARI/WAGAH: Indian and Pakistani forces exchanged sweets at the Wagah border on the occasion of the Hindu festival of Diwali on Sunday, Zee News reported.
The Indian news site reported that the Indian Border Security Force’s officiating Deputy Inspector General Deby Joseph, along with other officers and soldiers, gifted assorted traditional Indian sweets to their Pakistani counterparts.
Pakistani Rangers Wing Commander Mohammed Asheer Khan returned the gesture with an assortment of choice Pakistani sweets.
Diwali marks the homecoming of the Hindu god Lord Ram after vanquishing the demon king Ravana and symbolises taking people from darkness to light and the victory of good over evil.
The Hindu festival was marked by a relaxed atmosphere at the joint checkpost near the international Attari/Wagah border.
The warm exchange today came despite both the countries being locked in a blame game against each other for violating the decade-old ceasefire along the Line of Control.
With over 50 violations across the LoC and working boundary Since August, tensions have been escalating. Skirmishes since the start of the year have taken the lives of many, including civilians.