Indian soldiers celebrate Eid with the locals in Jammu and Kashmir (All images courtesy: Indian Army, BSF, CRPF)
From the Line of Control (LoC) in the north to the Indo-Bangladesh border in the east, the Indian armed forces exchanged sweets and celebrated Eid-ul-Fitr with their counterparts from Pakistan and Bangladesh on Friday. The Indian soldiers also celebrated the festival with the locals in several parts of Jammu and Kashmir, distributing gifts to the residents in towns and remote villages as the festivities remain low key due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic in the country.
Faraway from Kashmir, in Assam, the Border Security Force (BSF) troops exchanged sweets, dry fruits and best wishes with the Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) on the occasion of Eid.
Yesterday, the Indian Army had exchanged Eid gifts with Pakistani soldiers at the Tithwal crossing on Kishanganga River in Kupwara's Tangdhar and the Kaman Aman Setu in Uri.
Irrespective of the tensions at the LoC, the Indian army has continued to exchange pleasantaries and gifts with their Pakistani counterparts on Eid for decades now.
Indian and Pakistani armies exchange sweets on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr
Both the sides on the occasion al so reiterated their resolve to ensure peace along the border. 🇮🇳🇵🇰 @adgpi @IndiainPakistan pic.twitter.com/PBgZTiylmZ
— Tariq Bhat (@TariqBhatANN) May 13, 2021
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted the people of India on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr today.
In a tweet, the Prime Minister said, "Best wishes on the auspicious occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr. Praying for everyone’s good health and well-being. Powered by our collective efforts, may we overcome the global pandemic and work towards furthering human welfare. Eid Mubarak!"
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) May 14, 2021