India, Pakistan soldiers celebrate Diwali along international border

According to officials, the Border Security Force (BSF) and Pakistan Rangers exchanged gifts and greetings on Monday along the 198 km long international border between India and Pakistan in the Jammu region.

On the occasion of Diwali, BSF and Pak Rangers exchanged sweets at various border outposts (BOPs) under Jammu frontier in a very cordial atmosphere,” said a BSF officer.

BSF Jammu offered the sweets to Pakistan Rangers and the latter also reciprocated, he added.

Along the BoPs in Samba, Kathua, RS Pura, and Akhnoor border, sweets were exchanged.

The officer stated that BSF has always been at the forefront of fostering a calm and welcoming environment at the border while successfully controlling it.

“Such gestures help build a peaceful atmosphere and cordial relationships on border between both the forces,” he said.

In the meantime, on August 25, the BSF stopped an attempt at smuggling in Samba when the border patrols found roughly 8 kg of heroin.

The BSF shot and injured a Pakistani smuggler, but he was able to crawl back to the Pakistani side.

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