India, Pakistan BSF Troops Exchange Diwali Sweets at Wagah Border
India, Pakistan BSF Troops Exchange Diwali Sweets at Wagah Border. (Photo Credit: Twitter)

Attari-Wagah, November 7: The troops at the Border Security Force (BSF) and Pakistan Rangers on Wednesday exchanged sweets at the Wagah Border in Punjab on the occasion of Diwali.

As a goodwill gesture, the BSF and Pakistani Rangers exchange pleasantries with each other every year on the national and religious festivals of the two countries, like Republic Day, Independence Day, Eid and Diwali, despite cross-border tensions. Diwali 2018: PM Narendra Modi Celebrates Deepavali With Armed Forces, Says 'India is Taking Great Strides Forward in Defence Sector'.

Earlier, the two sides had exchanged sweets on the occasion of Eid al-Adha and India's 72nd Independence Day. However, there was no exchange of greetings on Republic Day this year due to rising incidents of ceasefire violations and border tension. The tradition of exchanging sweets had briefly come to halt in 2016 in the wake of an attack on Indian Amry camp in Uri.