Islamabad, January 26: The Indian High Commission here on Saturday unfurled the tricolour on the occasion of 70th Republic Day celebration. India's High Commissioner to Pakistan Ajay Bisaria read out President Ram Nath Kovind's message on the occasion."A privilege to unfurl the tricolour this morning!" India's High Commissioner to Pakistan Bisaria said.
The High Commission of India in Islamabad took to its official Twitter account to say: "The 70th Republic Day of India was celebrated with great joy in Pakistan. High Commissioner Ajay Bisaria unfurled the tricolour and read excerpts from Rashtrapati ji’s message. Republic Day 2019: No Exchange of Sweets at Wagah-Attari Border as Pakistan Violates Ceasefire in Poonch.
A colourful cultural program of patriotic songs and poems was organised."However, earlier in the day, the Pakistan troops once again violated ceasefire along the line of control in Poonch sector of Jammu and Kashmir, as India celebrated its 70th Republic Day. Since the beginning of the year, Pakistani troops have been targeting the sector on a daily basis which adjoins the international border.