Pakistan, India Soldiers Share Tea and Jokes at Kashmir Border
Villagers watched in amazement as Pakistani and Indian officers shared jokes, tea and snacks while they worked to open a road over a heavily-fortified border in divided Kashmir. The work on the road crossing the de facto border between the two countries in the Himalayan state of Kashmir follows decades of sniper and artillery fire across a dividing line strewn with landmines until a few weeks ago. ‘I had never visualised Indians and Pakistanis working together. Now it is a treat to see them working on this road,’ said Mohammed Sidiq, a labourer from neighbouring Odussa village.