Pakistani and Indian troops exchanged sweets Saturday on the occasion of India’s 64th Republic Day Saturday, only weeks after they clashed on LoC.
The exchange of sweets took place at Chakan-da-Bag along the Line of Control (LoC) as a goodwill gesture, continuing a tradition that mark such occasions, officials said.
At Suchetgarh on the international border, about 40 km west of Jammu, the Border Security Force and Pakistan Rangers also exchanged sweets.
India-Pakistan relations took a hit after New Delhi and Islamabad accused each other of killing soldiers along the LoC.
The Indian and Pakistani armies have been greeting each other on the LoC, which divides Jammu and Kashmir between the two countries, ever since a ceasefire came into effect in 2003.