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White flags at the LoC

November 07, 2005

The first of three points on the Line of Control (LoC) between India and Pakistan was opened today for earthquake relief work.

Indian and Pakistani Army officers shook hands and exchanged pleasantries at the frontier point of Chakhan-Da-Bag.

Amidst hundreds of locals and media persons, officers of both countries hugged each other and exchanged white flags. Locals were swept away in a sea of emotion, as they rushed to meet near and dear ones separated for half a century.

The crossing point at Kaman in Uri will open on November 9, while Tithwal in Tangdhar will open on November 10.

Image: A Pakistani army officer (C) from the border at Titrinote hands over a white flag to an Indian army officer (R) on the Line of Control.

Also See: India, Pakistan open first point on LoC

Photograph: AAMIR QURESHI/AFP/Getty Images

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Number of User Comments: 5

Sub: See the picture of exchanging white Flag

pakistan office dont even know the fundamental of behaviour as he is handing over the white flag in his left hand to indian office

Posted by Prakash

Sub: Whats going on

India has finally managed to open the LOC for the terrorists. We are repeating the mistake everytime. First we allowed them Kargil, then gave visas ...

Posted by KiraN Puranik

Sub: Let us start a new era of friendship

It is really dream seen for the divided families on both sides of the border. Now next step towards the peace process should be joint ...

Posted by vinod Pathania

Sub: White flags at the LOC

Ultimately, only a disaster at the cost of over 80,000 lives could bring both nations together. How long this intimacy will continue, we have to ...

Posted by K. Raghunandan Rao

Sub: Do we need Earth Quake to be humans??

It is amazing nature chooses to teach mankind lessons in a most painful way.Otherwise how do you explain the recnt earth quake causing huge human ...

Posted by Narasimhan


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