In pics | How BSF, Pakistan Rangers celebrated Holi at Wagah border

  • PTI, Attari, Amritsar
  • Updated: Mar 25, 2016 10:37 IST
BSF personnel shower flower petals on Pakistan Rangers at the Zero line, Attari international border. (PTI Photo)

Border forces of India and Pakistan celebrated Holi at the Wagah international border in Amritsar on Thursday.

Border Security Force personnel and Pakistan Rangers celebrated the festival with flowers at Zero line (Joint Check Post) of Attari, DIG (Punjab Frontier) of the BSF, Sumer Singh said.

He said BSF soldiers went to the Zero Line and Pakistan Rangers came forward to greet them.

Pakistan Rangers offer sweets to BSF officials at the Zero line during Holi celebrations. (PTI Photo)

The DIG said that this is “first time” in the India-Pakistan history that both forces played Holi with each other at International Border, setting up a “new precedent”.

Border Security Force (BSF) personnel along with Pakistani Rangers celebrate the Holi festival with flower petals. (AFP Photo)

BSF soldiers showered flowers and rose petals on Pakistan Rangers who reciprocated the gesture.

BSF (Border Security Force) women apply colour on a Pakistani woman during celebrations for Holi festival at the Indo-Pakistan border at Attari. (PTI Photo)

Both the forces exchanged greetings and shared pleasantries for few moments and later exchanged sweets as both sides shook hands happily.

Holi, the spring festival of colours, is observed at the end of the winter season on the last full moon of the lunar month. (AFP Photo)

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