On Eidul-Adha, the Pakistan Rangers and the Indian border security force exchanged sweets at the Attari-Wagah border as a goodwill gesture. This exchange of sweets was suspended in the last years due to the Covid pandemic and heightened hostilities between the two nuclear neighbors.
In addition to the brief interaction at Attari-Wagah, Pakistani forces also exchange sweets and gifts with the border security force of Gujarat Frontier on the Indo-Pak international border in Gujarat and the Barmer district of Rajasthan.
The customary Eid greetings are a gesture of goodwill aimed at establishing peace between the nuclear-armed neighbours.
Relations between the two countries have been tense since the revocation of Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir’s (IIOJK) special status by India. As a result, the tradition was put on hold for some time.
Earlier, Pakistan Rangers stopped the exchange after the Modi-led administration abrogated Article 370 in Indian-occupied Kashmir in 2019 however it was started again last year.