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BSF gifts sweets to Pak Rangers

August 15, 2003 17:04 IST

In a sweet gesture of reciprocation, Border Security Force personnel at a Wagah joint check post on Friday gifted a big tokra (basket) of sweets to their Pakistani counterparts.

The exchange of gifts between the forces is a long-standing tradition to mark their respective anniversaries of independence.

The Wagah check post was tastefully decorated on either sides.

The Pakistani rangers on the behalf of their government, which celebrates its Independence Day on the August 14, a day ahead of India, gave sweets to their Indian counterparts on Thursday.

The BSF gave sweets to their Pakistani counterparts in a gesture of reciprocation.

Both Indian and Pakistani soldiers mixed with one another shaking hands and exchanging pleasantries with smiling faces to mark this rare occasion.

Surrounding village dwellers assembled around to watch the rare gesture of goodwill between the two nations.

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