Staff Reporter Lahore
Pakistani and Indian forces on Saturday exchanged sweets at the Wagah Border on the occasion of Pakistan’s 75th Independence Day.
The goodwill gesture was made by officials from the Punjab Rangers and India’s Border Security Force. It is a tradition for Indian and Pakistani sol-diers to exchange sweets on days of national impor-tance for the two countries and on the occasion of major festivals every year.
The practice is a confidence-building measure and an attempt to establish peace between the nuclear-armed neighbours.
The eastern border between Pakistan and India had been closed due to Covid-19, while relations had also been strained between the two countries since the revocation of Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir’s special status by India. As a result, the tradition was put on hold for some time.