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BSF, Pakistan Rangers Celebrate Floral Holi at Wagah Border

BSF soldiers went to the Zero Line and Pakistan Rangers came forward to greet the guarding men from India.

Published: 24th March 2016 10:44 PM  |   Last Updated: 24th March 2016 10:45 PM   |  A+A-

BSF Holi PTI

Attari BSF Border Security Force soldiers celebrate Holi festival at the Indo Pak Border at Attari on Thursday.

By PTI

ATTARI: Border-guarding forces of India and Pakistan celebrated Holi at the Wagah international border here today.

The Border Security Force personnel and Pakistan Rangers celebrated the festival with flowers at Zero line (Joint CheckPost) of Attari, DIG (Punjab Frontier) of BSF, Sumer Singh said.

He said BSF soldiers went to the Zero Line and Pakistan Rangers came forward to greet the guarding men from India. The DIG said that this is "first time" in the India-Pakistan history that both the forces played Holi with each other at International Border, setting up a "new precedent".

BSF soldiers carrying plates with them containing flowers and rose petals showered them on Pakistan Rangers who reciprocated the gesture. Both the forces exchanged greetings and shared pleasantries for few moments and later BSF offered sweets in tray and Pakistan also offered sweets to their counterparts and both sides shook hands happily.



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