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Republic Day 2019: Indian Army cancels traditional exchange of sweets with Pakistan on LoC

Traditionally, each year on January 26 and August 15, the two armies exchange greetings and sweets on the LoC in Poonch district.

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New Delhi Published on: January 26, 2019 16:41 IST
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The Indian Army on Saturday cancelled the traditional exchange of sweets with Pakistan on its 70th Republic Day.

This comes in the aftermath of ceasefire violation by Pakistan on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district on Saturday.

"There will be no exchange of sweets between the two armies at Chakan Da Bagh crossing point on LoC in Poonch district," Defence Ministry sources were quoted as saying by IANS. 

Traditionally, each year on January 26 and August 15, the two armies exchange greetings and sweets on the LoC in Poonch district.

(With IANS inputs)

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