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BSF keeps tradition, offers sweets to Pakistan Rangers

Keeping the tradition of exchanging sweets, the Border Security Force (BSF) offered sweets to Pakistan Rangers on the eve of Indian Independence Day. The BSF also presented some plants to give a message of peace.

punjab Updated: Aug 15, 2013 17:27 IST

The Border Security Force (BSF) in Punjab Thursday offered sweets and fruits to Pakistan Rangers to mark India's 67th Independence Day.

BSF deputy inspector general MF Farooqi walked up to the zero line at the Attari-Wagah border, 30 km from Amritsar, and offered sweets, fruits and plants to his counterpart, Wing Commander Adnan Shiekh.

Both sides greeted each other at the brief informal ceremony.

Tension has mounted between India and Pakistan after Pakistani troops were accused of killing five Indian soldiers after sneaking into Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch sector last week.

The Pakistan Rangers gave sweets to the BSF Wednesday to mark Pakistan's Independence Day.

The midnight vigil and cultural functions by social groups, a regular feature near the Attari-Wagah border in recent years, have been postponed following the killing of the Indian soldiers.

First Published: Aug 15, 2013 11:27 IST