BSF skips customary exchange of Eid sweets with Pakistan

The Border Security Force this year skipped the customary exchange of Eid sweets with its Pakistani counterpart, Pakistan Rangers along the India-Pakistan border on Monday, officials said.

The escalating tensions between the two countries is said to be the reason for not offering Eid sweets.

Incidents of cross-border terrorism are continuing as usual on the Western front and hence, the exchange of sweets did not take place at any location along the India-Pakistan international border from Jammu to Gujarat, the officials said.

However, the force exchanged sweets with its Bangladeshi counterpart, Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB), all along the eastern front.

“BSF and BGB share a very cordial relationship. Both the countries share a similar culture, traditions and festivals. The warmth and bonding between the countries and border-guarding forces reflect during several occasions, when they share the joy of festivals, including during Eid,” a statement issued by the south Bengal frontier of the BSF said.