India, Pakistan border guards exchange Diwali sweets

October 26th, 2011 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS  

Amritsar, Oct 26 (IANS) Indian and Pakistani border guards Wednesday exchanged sweets at the Attari-Wagah border post near here to mark Diwali, which is also celebrated by Hindus in Pakistan.

Border Security Force (BSF) officials presented sweets to their counterparts of Sutlej Rangers at the zero line at the border post, about 30 km from here.

The Pakistanis offered sweets in return.

?We shared sweets with our Pakistani counterparts on the occasion of Diwali. They also greeted us,? BSF Commandant Sushil Negi told reporters at the border post.

The border post, the only official land route between India and Pakistan in the Punjab sector, is popular for a daily evening retreat ceremony that is staged by BSF and Sutlej Rangers.

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