Exchange of sweets on LoC, LAC

Exchange of sweets on LoC, LAC

Such friendly gestures are part of the customary traditions at the Line of Control to express the respect for each other’s democracy and sovereignty.

Pakistani and Indian Army officials Monday exchanged sweets along Line of Control (LoC) in Uri and Tangdhar sectors on India’s 66th Republic Day.

A defence PRO statement said that in separate ceremonies held at Kaman Aman Setu in Uri Sector and Teetwal Village Crossing Point in Tangdhar sector, Indian soldiers offered sweets to the Pakistani counterparts who reciprocated with the similar gestures.

“Such friendly gestures are part of the customary traditions at the Line of Control to express the respect for each other’s democracy and sovereignty,” said an army official adding before exchanging sweets the officers of both the Armies spoke to each other on hotline.

Similarly, officials of Indian army and Chinese army committed to uphold the agreements and protocol signed between the governments of the two countries to maintain peace and tranquility along the Line of Actual Control (LAC).

On the occasion of India’s 66th Republic Day, a ceremonial border personnel meeting between the Indian army and the Peoples Liberation  Army of China was held at the Chushul sector of the Eastern Ladakh today.

"The delegations parted amidst feeling of friendship and commitment  towards enhancing the existing cordial relations and maintaining peace along the LAC," Udhampur-based defense PRO Col S D Goswami said.

He said both sides also sought to build on the mutual feeling to uphold agreements and protocol signed between the governments of  the two sides to maintain peace and tranquility along the LAC.

"A ceremonial border personnel meeting on the occasion of India’s 66th Republic Day was conducted in Chushul sector of Eastern Ladakh," he said.

He said Brigadier JKS Virk led the Indian delegation whereas Senior Colonel Fanjun led the Chinese delegation. "The ceremonial border personnel meeting commenced by saluting the National Flag of India by both the delegation members. This was followed by the ceremonial address by both delegation leaders that was composed of exchange of greetings, best wishes and reflected the mutual desire for enhancing border defense cooperation," he said.