By: Musaib Iqbal MK
As the ceasefire is holding between India and Pakistan there is a lot of ease on the borders. On Saturday as a goodwill gesture, the Indian Army on Pakistan’s day of independence, greeted their Pakistani counterparts and exchanged sweets along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir.
According to the reports, there was an exchange of sweets at a number of border points as the two armies have been holding the ground in a peaceful manner after the fresh ceasefire announcement in February last year.
According to the PTI, Indian Army personnel presented the sweets to their Pakistani counterparts at Chilehana Tithwal Crossing Point in The Tangdhar sector in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district.
“On August 14, the Indian Army as a warm gesture, presented sweets to the 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 LoC,” an army official said.
He said over the years, India has continuously endeavoured to strengthen the bilateral relations with Pakistan through goodwill gestures like this one across the spectrum to ensure peace and tranquility in the region.
“The Awam (people) have appreciated the efforts of the Indian Army to maintain peace in the villages along the LoC. These positive endeavours by the Indian Army will further the cause towards prolonged peace along the LoC,” the official said.
(With PTI Inputs)