Republic Day 2023: BSF jawans exchange sweets with Pakistan Rangers

26 January,2023 03:43 PM IST |  New Delhi  |  IANS

On the occasion, BSF personnel unfurled the Tricolour on the border on Thursday morning

BSF Commandant Jasbir Singh and Pakistani Rangers Wing Commander Aamir shook hands on the occasion of India`s 74th Republic Day at the Attari-Wagah border. Pic/PTI

India*s 74th Republic Day was celebrated with pomp all over the country, including the Attari border of Punjab and the India-Pakistan international border in Jammu.

The Pakistan Rangers extended greetings to the Border Security Force (BSF) personnel on Thursday afternoon and both the forces exchanged sweets.

On the occasion, BSF personnel unfurled the Tricolour on the border in the morning.

The BSF said that the gates at the Attari border were opened in the afternoon, after which personnel of the both the forces gathered there.

Apart from this, soldiers from both the countries exchanged sweets and greeted each other on the international border in Jammu.

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BSF officials said that on the country*s 74th Republic Day, the Tricolour was unfurled and the national anthem was played on the borders of different states of India and Pakistan, after which the martyrs were saluted.

Significantly, the tradition of exchanging sweets at the border takes place on Eid, Holi and Diwali apart from Independence Day and Republic Day.

This is organised every year on different borders of India-Pakistan to give the message of brotherhood.

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