Soldiers share sweets to mark 75th Independence Day at heavily guarded Pakistan-India border

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The mood lifted at a heavily-militarised border crossing between India and Pakistan with some cheerful scenes as soldiers marked 75 years since the South Asian neighbours gained independence from British rule. Pakistani troops offered sweets to their Indian counterparts on August 14, 2022, at the Wagah-Attari border which is near the Pakistani city of Lahore and Amritsar in northern India. The neighbours have gone to war three times and frequent skirmishes have been reported along their shared border, including in the disputed Kashmir region. Pakistan celebrates its Independence Day on August 14, while India observes the anniversary on August 15.

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