India and Pakistan are exchanging fire on one border and sweets on the other. In spite of hostility on the Line of Control (LoC) in Kashmir and the passing of anti-India resolution in Pakistan's Parliament, a few minutes of bonhomie was seen on Wednesday on the Attari border when on their independence day, Pakistani Rangers continued with the annual tradition of presenting the Border Security Force (BSF) officers with sweets.
The function this year was low-key because of the situation. Representing the Rangers was major general Mian Mohammed Hilal Hussain, who handed the basket to BSF deputy inspector general MF Farooqi, who said he would reciprocate a day later on India's Independence Day.
"The BSF will also gift sweets to the Rangers on August 15. It's a tradition we observed irrespective of the magnitude of tension between India and Pakistan," said the DIG.