Truly, the incessant ceasefire violations have left bitter taste and memories in the BSF jawans. DK Pathak, Director General of the BSF said,"BSF has decided neither to accept nor give sweets to Pakistan Rangers on Independence Day."
"There is an age-old tradition of exchange of sweets on national days like Republic Day and Independence Day, and also on Diwali, Holi and Eid. However, we want to make it very clear to Pakistan that they cannot send in terrorists, exchange mortar fire and then also exchange sweets."
Ideally, sweets were exchanged between India and Pakistan across the Wagah-Attari international border in Punjab. This extended occasionally to Chakan-Da-Bagh in Poonch along the Line of Control.
According to the home ministry, there have been 200 ceasefire violations by Pakistan in 2015. Similarly in 2014, it has been reported that Pakistan had violated ceasefire 430 times, killing 12 civilians and 2 BSF jawans.