July 2021 News

India, Pakistan Troops Exchange Sweets On Eid After 2 Years

21 July 2021

Srinagar: The armies of India and Pakistan on Wednesday exchanged sweets at two places along the Line of Control in Kashmir on the occasion of Eid-al-Adha, the first time since 2019. To promote peace, harmony and compassion in the true spirit of the festival, the India and Pakistan armies held a flag meeting and exchanged sweets at Kaman Aman Setu, Uri and Tithwal Crossing on the Kishanganga river in Tangdhar, Kupwara, a defence spokesperson said. The exchange of sweets along the LoC on major festivals of India and Pakistan has been a feature of the engagement between the two armies, but the events were stopped in 2019 following the Pulwama terror attack in which 40 CRPF men were killed. India and Pakistan had on February 25 released a joint statement announcing a ceasefire along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir following talks between their Directors General of Military Operations. The two countries had earlier signed a ceasefire agreement in 2003 but it was repeatedly violated, leading to deaths and injuries to civilians and troops on either side.