Army, BSF greet Pak officers on I-Day
Army and BSF personnel on Sunday greeted their Pakistani counterparts on their nation's Independence Day and exchanged sweets along the border in Jammu and Kashmir.india Updated: Aug 14, 2011 22:46 IST
Army and BSF personnel on Sunday greeted their Pakistani counterparts on their nation's Independence Day and exchanged sweets along the border in Jammu and Kashmir.
Led by Colonel Christopher, Indian Army team met Pakistani Army officers, who were led by Col Omar Gul, at Chakan-Da-Bagh Border Post along LoC in Poonch district and congratulated them.
The army officers of both countries shared sweets and fruits and hugged each other at the flag meeting.
The meeting lasted for nearly half an hour after which the gates were again closed at Chakan-Da-Bagh.
Meanwhile, BSF officers met Pak Chinab Rangers at a border outpost along international border in R S Pura sub-sector in Jammu district and congratulated them on Pakistan's Independence Day.
They gifted to Pakistani officers sweets and fruits at the flag meeting on the zero line.
Later, speaking to reporters, Commandant BSF L N Dubay hoped that peace and tranquillity will prevail along the border.
"The borderline is peaceful. Security situation is better. Both the sides are coordinating with each other," he said.
First Published: Aug 14, 2011 22:44 IST