Modi extends greetings to Pakistanis on Independence Day

ISPR says Indian forces resorted to unprovoked firing on LOC earlier today

Web Desk August 14, 2015

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday wished the people of Pakistan a happy Independence Day, hours after India's Border Security Force reportedly resorted to 'unprovoked firing' along the Line of Control. 

Modi took to Twitter to convey his message, passing on greetings and well wishes to the people of Pakistan.

The greeting comes despite ongoing tensions between the two nuclear-armed neighbours. Early on Friday morning, India's Border Security Force resorted to 'unprovoked firing' along the Line of Control (LoC), Express News reported quoting the Inter Services Public Relations. However, no casualties were reported.

“Indian forces opened fire at Neza Peer Sector in Rawla Kot,” ISPR said. “Pakistani forces responded effectively,” it added.

Further, Indian's BSF on Wednesday announced that they would not indulge in the annual ritual of exchanging sweets on Independence Day.

Read: Worsening ties: Indian BSF not to exchange sweets with Rangers on Independence Day

“This time this thing will not happen, we will neither receive nor give sweets to Pakistan Rangers on the occasions of Independence Days of both countries," BSF’s Inspector General Frontier Anil Paliwal announced earlier this week.

Despite hostilities, Indian BSF and Pakistan Rangers have traditionally exchanged sweets at border crossings, particularly at the Wagah-Attari border on Independence Day.


nisar | 6 years ago | Reply I think religion is important for survive.survive. OK let i ask to Indians tell me integrity of your leader for instance Nehru and Gandhi.Most of historian proved that they all ways make a lies in throughout history that your moral values.
Ajit singh | 6 years ago | Reply Interesting…Pakistanis always claim that Nargis fakhri is their own actress, but she never bothered to wish indepence day to Pakistan , but she always wishes indian festivals and other important indian days on social media,,,. no wonder why Pakistan in abroad always hesitate to show their identity?
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