Ex­change of sweets on bor­der a pos­i­tive step

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IT WAS heart­en­ing to see that the troops at the Bor­der Se­cu­rity Force (BSF) and Pak­istan Rangers ex­changed sweets at the Wa­gah Bor­der in Pun­jab on the oc­ca­sion of Di­wali.

As a good­will ges­ture, the BSF and Pak­istan Rangers ex­change pleas­antries with each other ev­ery year on na­tional and re­li­gious fes­ti­vals of the two coun­tries, like Repub­lic Day, In­de­pen­dence Day, Eid and Di­wali, de­spite cross-bor­der ten­sions.

I hope this step of ex­chang­ing sweets will cause to set­tle down the dis­putes be­tween both the coun­tries. It has been well said ‘vi­o­lence begets vi­o­lence, ha­tred begets ha­tred’, so def­i­nitely the love will beget love. I am proud of be­ing an In­dian, but I never want to see my coun­try in­dulge in war with Pak­istan be­cause it re­quires a lot of en­ergy and money. Rather we should spend the same money and en­ergy to de­velop our coun­try by ac­quir­ing the mod­ern tech­nol­ogy and nu­clear pow­ers.

FU Pa­tel,

Chandi­garh

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