At Teetwal, Indo-Pak troops exchange sweets

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Tanghdar, Aug 15: Indian and Pakistani troops on Wednesday exchanged sweets at Teetwal crossing point here on the occasion of the 72nd Independence Day of India. The sweets were also exchanged on Tuesday, August 14 – the Independence Day of Pakistan – on the same spot.
The district administration and army also unfurled the tricolour during functions held in parts of Tanghdar sub-division but without culture celebrations due to the extensive damage caused by the flash floods triggered by cloudbursts in the region.
The ceremony was held at the Indo-Pak joint crossing point Teetwal. The sweets were received by the Pakistani Rangers.
On special occasions like this, forces of both the sides exchange sweets, Brigadier TK Mishra said that the troops of Pakistan exchanged sweets at the same spot on their I-Day function on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, an official said the tricolour was hoisted at main headquarter Tanghdar by SDM Karnah Dr Mohammad Aliyas. Senior officers from the army including a brigade officer commander and other police officers were present on the occasion.
Similarly, at Sharart Post (by 20 JAT regiment), Army Goodwill School Hajinar, at Teetwal (17 Bihar regiment), Baraf Post and Chamkote, the senior officers of the respective units also hoisted the tricolour.
At all these places, the I-day was celebrated with simplicity and no cultural program was held by the administration and army due to the extensive damage caused by the natural calamity.
At some places, Army’s 6 Garhwal, BSF and Army’s 100 Field Regiment did not unfurl the tricolour due to damage in these areas due to flash floods. (GNS)