NEW DELHI: The two neighboring countries have today, skipped the traditional exchange of sweets among the soldiers across the Wagah-Attari border. The move comes as a result of the shadow cast over the relations between the two countries, due to the ceasefire violations across the border.
M.F. Farooqui, Deputy Inspector General of the Border Security Force said that no sweets were exchanged between the two sides, on the eve of the Eid. “The matter was discussed with the other side but we did not get any positive response over it”, Mr.Farooqui said.
During the past week, India has blamed Pakistan over the ceasefire violations across the International border in Jammu and Kashmir. Islamabad has also claimed to have shot down a Indian drone, which India claims is of Chinese design and was commercially available.
Both the neighboring nations have also blamed each other for denying visas to its various diplomats and officials. Though the relations deteriorated, Irrespective of the strained relations between the two countries, the soldiers have maintained a tradition of exchanging sweets on festivals, the Huffingtonpost reports.
This was the second time since last October, that the soldiers have broken the tradition of exchanging sweets.