BSF exchanges sweets with Pakistan Rangers
Reports of celebrations by BSF troopers were reported in border areas of Amritsar, Gurdaspur, Tarn Taran, Ferozepur and Fazilka districts.
Celebrations at some places took place on Tuesday night also.
In recent years, both sides have skipped the exchange of sweets and greetings on a few occasions due to tension between both countries following repeated firing across the Line of Control (LoC) and the international border and terrorism activities in Jammu and Kashmir.
The exchange of sweets takes place on Independence Day, national days and festivals like Eid and Diwali.
Punjab shares a 553-km long international border with Pakistan which is guarded by the BSF.