No exchange of sweets at the Wagah border this Eid

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NEW DELHI: The Border Security Force and the Pakistani Rangers did not exchange sweets at the Wagah border on the occasion of Eid this year, As border tensions simmer amid multiple ceasefire violations by Pakistani forces.

Earlier this week, four BSF soldiers were killed in cross-border firing in Chambliyal sector of Jammu and Kashmir. Indian security forces had also fired in retaliation, a BSF official said.

On June 2, two border security force personnel, including an officer, were killed when Pakistani Rangers targeted Indian posts along the International Border. This comes weeks after the Director General of Military Operations, or DGMO of India and Pakistan agreed to “fully implement” the ceasefire pact of 2003 in “letter and spirit”.
So far in 2018, there have been more than 1,000 ceasefire violations from the Pakistani side, the government said.

“We have maintained that the ceasefire violation by Pakistan is used as a cover to infiltrate terrorists into our territory and we have seen the results of such infiltrations in the past,” External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said.

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