Pakistani troops yesterday distributed sweets to Indian border security forces on the India-Pakistan Wagah border to celebrate Independence Day.
Officer Sector Commander Shaukat Ali from the Pakistan Rangers presented sweets to Indian Border Security Forces Commandant Sudeep during a heavily-attended special parade and ceremony commemorating Aug 14 at Wagah. The two men also exchanged a hug and good wishes.
Rangers Sector Commander Shaukat Ali hugged BSF Commandant Sudeep before presenting sweets during a ceremony to celebrate Pakistan’s Independence Day.
The Pakistani flag was raised high at the ceremony as the air rang out with cries of Pakistan Zindabad yesterday morning.
Called ‘mithai diplomacy’, giving out sweets on Pakistan and India’s respective Independence Days (and other special occasions) is a regular tradition at Wagah, despite tensions between the two countries.
Pakistani Ranger Commander Shaukat Ali presents sweets to Indian Border Security Force Commandant Sudeep during a ceremony to celebrate Pakistan’s Independence Day at the Pakistan-India Wagah border.