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No sweets exchanged by BSF, Rangers on Pakistan's I-Day

There was no exchange of sweets between the Border Security Force (BSF) and Pakistan Rangers at the international border here on the occasion of Pakistan`s Independence Day on Friday.



Attari: There was no exchange of sweets between the Border Security Force (BSF) and Pakistan Rangers at the international border here on the occasion of Pakistan`s Independence Day on Friday.

With tensions between India and Pakistan over recent terror attacks in Punjab and Jammu and Kashmir, officials of BSF and Pakistan Rangers didn`t follow the tradition of offering sweets to one another.

"No sweets were offered by either side," a BSF officer said here. Both sides, at a meeting of the border commandants this week, had decided not to exchange sweets.

Pakistan`s Independence Day falls on August 14 and India`s a day later.

The tradition of exchanging sweets on select occasions was broken on the occasion of Eid in October last year.

Normally, Pakistan Rangers offer sweets on Pakistan`s Independence Day and the BSF reciprocate on India`s Independence Day.

However, on March 23 this year, the Pakistanis offered sweets to the BSF on the occasion of Pakistan Day.

Terrorists believed to be from Pakistan launched a terror attack in Dinanagar town in Punjab`s Gurdaspur district on July 27, leaving seven people dead.

And a terrorist said to be a Pakistani was caught after he and another terrorist, who was killed, ambushed and killed two BSF troopers in Udhampur in Jammu and Kashmir on August 5.

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