Soldier injured in Pak firing hours after exchange of sweets at LoC
November 06, 2018  23:33
The Indian and the Pakistan armies exchanged sweets and festive wishes on Tuesday on the eve of Diwali along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir, officials said.

'On the occasion of Diwali, as a confidence building measure, sweets were exchanged between Indian Army and Pakistan Army at Poonch and Mendhar on November 6,' the Jammu-based White Knight Corps said in a tweet.

Both armies exchanged greetings and pleasantries along with the sweets, it said.

Meanwhile,  an Army jawan was injured on Tuesday in sniper fire from Pakistan's side of the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district, officials said.

The soldier was hit by a bullet fired from across the border at Kalal in Noushera sector and was immediately evacuated to hospital, they said.

The incident took place hours after armies of the neighbouring countries exchanged sweets and greetings.  -- PTI

IMAGE: Indian and Pakistani army men pose for a group photograph after exchanging sweets on the occasion of Diwali festival, in Poonch, on Tuesday.  Photograph: PTI Photo
« Back to LIVE