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Last Updated : Nov 06, 2018 10:26 PM IST | Source: PTI

India, Pakistan troops exchange sweets along LoC in JK's Poonch

"On the occasion of Diwali, as a confidence building measure, sweets were exchanged between Indian Army and Pakistan Army at Poonch and Mendhar on November 6," the Jammu-based White Knight Corps said in a tweet.

The Indian and the Pakistan armies exchanged sweets and festive wishes on the eve of Diwali along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir, officials said.

"On the occasion of Diwali, as a confidence building measure, sweets were exchanged between Indian Army and Pakistan Army at Poonch and Mendhar on November 6," the Jammu-based White Knight Corps said in a tweet.

Both armies exchanged greetings and pleasantries along with the sweets, it said.

Meanwhile, a defence spokesman said General Officer Commanding, Fire and Fury Corps, Lt Gen Y K Joshi interacted with the troops deployed in zero degree temperatures in the rugged and mountainous locations of western Ladakh on the eve of the festival of lights.

Lt Gen Joshi conveyed his greetings to the troops and their families, the spokesman said. He said the GOC complimented the troops for their service to the nation in such remote and inhospitable terrain and weather conditions.
First Published on Nov 6, 2018 10:13 pm
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