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A senior army officer, center, briefs to Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, 1st right, and Moeed Yusuf, the National Security Advisor to the Prime Minister of Pakistan, 2nd left, during their visit to forward area post along a highly militarized frontier in Chiri Kot sector, Pakistan.

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh visits a forward post near LoC in Kupwara District of Jammu-Kashmir and interacted with soldiers.

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Sikh organisation 'Jag Aasra Guru Ott' (JAGO) party president Manjit Singh GK along with his supporters protests against ISI (Pakistan) and Gurpatwant Singh Pannu (Sikh For Justice), at Teen Murty Chowk in New Delhi.

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BSF personnel shot a Pakistani drone, loaded with a sophisticated rifle and some grenades along the International Border, at Rathua area of Hiranagar sector in Kathua.

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Students perform on the occasion of 71st Republic Day celebration at the India-Pakistan Wagah-Attari border post.

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Visitors attend Beating Retreat ceremony on the occasion of 71st Republic Day celebration at the India-Pakistan Wagah-Attari border post.

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Border Security Force (BSF) soldiers patrol near the India Pakistan border fencing at Suchet Garh in Ranbir Singh Pura, about 27 kilometers (17 miles) south of Jammu. Security has been beefed up on the Indian side of the border ahead of India's Republic Day that will be celebrated on Jan. 26.

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Border Security Force (BSF) soldiers patrol along the India-Pakistan border, ahead of Republic Day 2020 at RS Pura about 35 km from Jammu.

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Delhi BJP workers stage a protest against Pakistan over attack on Gurdwara Nankana Sahib and alleged abduction of the Sikh girl Jagjeet Kaur and her forcible conversion to Islam, outside the Pakistan High Ccommission in New Delhi.

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Delhi BJP workers stage a protest against Pakistan over attack on Gurdwara Nankana Sahib and alleged abduction of the Sikh girl Jagjeet Kaur and her forcible conversion to Islam, outside the Pakistan High Ccommission in New Delhi.

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Delhi BJP workers protest against Pakistan over attack on Gurdwara Nankana Sahib and alleged abduction of the Sikh girl Jagjeet Kaur and her forcible conversion to Islam, outside the Pakistan High Ccommission in New Delhi.

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DPCC president Subhash Chopra along with other leaders take part in a protest against Pakistan over attack on Gurdwara Nankana Sahib, outside the Pakistan High Ccommission in New Delhi.

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Indian Air Force (IAF) pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman as he is released by Pakistan authorities at Wagah border on the Pakistani side. Varthaman, who was captured by Pakistan after his jet went down following a strike by an enemy missile.

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Smoke rises from a mortar shell that was allegedly fired by the Pakistani troops at  Shahpur Kirni in Poonch district. At least two civilians were killed and seven others injured in cross-border firing by Pakistan.

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Sikh devotees leave for Pakistan via Attari-Wagah border to celebrate the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev ji at Gurdwara Darbar Sahib Kartarpur, at Attari about 35km from Amritsar.

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Sikh devotees wave as they leave for Pakistan via Attari-Wagah border to celebrate the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev ji at Gurdwara Darbar Sahib Kartarpur, at Attari about 35km from Amritsar.

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Ministry of Home Affairs Joint Secretary (Internal Security) SCL Das along with other officials poses for photographs after signing an agreement with Pakistan on the Kartarpur corridor at Zero Point near Dera Baba Nanak in Gurdaspur district. Kartarpur corridor will connect the Dera Baba Nanak shrine in Punjab with Darbar Sahib at Kartarpur in Pakistan.

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Pakistani Kashmiris look at a damage caused by artillery fired by Indian forces in Jura in Neelum Valley, along the Line of Control in Pakistani Kashmir.

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Pakistani army soldiers brief diplomats visiting an area that was affected in the firing by Indian forces, in Neelum Valley along the Line of Control in Pakistani Kashmir. Pakistan and India traded fire in Kashmir on Sunday, killing many people on both sides, officials said.

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Officials inspect the site of an unprovoked Pakistani shelling along the International Border (IB) during which a civilian was injured, in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir. Locals staged anti-Pakistan protest against frequent ceasefire violations.

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Pakistani Kashmiris rally near the Parliament House to express solidarity with Indian Kashmiris in Islamabad, Pakistan.

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Pakistani Kashmiris rally near the Parliament House to express solidarity with Indian Kashmiris in Islamabad, Pakistan. The protests and anti-India rallies continued for the forth consecutive week in solidarity with Kashmiri people after India abrogated Articles 370 and 35A, shrinking the rights of Kashmir people.

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A map of the Gulmarg sector, from where militants tried infiltration, that was shown by the Army and Police during a joint press conference, at Army's Badami Bagh headquarters in Srinagar.

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Ministry of Home Affairs Joint Secretary (Internal Security) SCL Das (L) before addressing the media along with other delegation members following their meeting with Pakistan counterparts during the third round of talks on 'Kartarpur Sahib Corridor', at Attari Wagha border. The corridor will connect Darbar Sahib in Kartarpur with Dera Baba Nanak shrine in Gurdaspur district of Punjab and facilitate visa-free movement of Indian pilgrims, who will have to just obtain a permit to visit Kartarpur Sahib, which was established in 1522 by Sikh faith founder Guru Nanak Dev.

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Pakistani delegation address the media before coming to India for the third round of talks on 'Kartapur Sahib Corridor', at Wagha-Attari Border.

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A vehicle carrying an Indian diplomat leaves the foreign ministry following a meeting with Kulbhushan Jadhav, an imprisoned Indian convicted of spying, in Islamabad, Pakistan. Pakistan has granted rare consular access to Jadhav who faces the death penalty in a case that's been a source of friction between the nuclear-armed neighbors who have recently seen tensions between them escalate further over disputed Kashmir.

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Pakistani protesters rally to express solidarity with Indian Kashmiris in Lahore, Pakistan.

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Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan, center, attends a Kashmir rally at the Prime Minister office in Islamabad, Pakistan. Khan said he had warned the international community that India could launch an attack on Pakistani-held Kashmir in an effort to divert the attention from human rights abuses in its portion of the Himalayan region.

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A paramilitary soldier stands guard at a check point during restrictions in Srinagar. India said it has information that Pakistan is trying to infiltrate terrorists into the country to carry out attacks amid rising tensions over New Delhi's decision to abrogate the autonomy of Kashmir.

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Pakistani protesters rally against India in Lahore, Pakistan.

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A Pakistani protester beats a burning effigy of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a protest in Quetta, Pakistan. Pakistan's prime minister has questioned the silence of world community over recent change in the status of Kashmir by New Delhi and lingering imposition of security clampdown which deprived Kashmiri people of their basic rights.

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India's Border Security Force (BSF) soldiers patrol near the India Pakistan border fencing at Garkhal in Akhnoor, about 35 kilometers (22 miles) west of Jammu.

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An Indian Border Security Force (BSF) soldier keeps vigil near the India Pakistan border at Garkhal in Akhnoor, about 35 kilometers (22 miles) west of Jammu.

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Indian Border Security Force (BSF) soldiers patrol on a boat in river Chenab at Pargwal area along the India-Pakistan border in Akhnoor, about 55 kilometers (34 miles) west of Jammu.

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Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi addresses a news conference in Islamabad, Pakistan. Qureshi said that Islamabad is not considering any military actions and instead is looking at political and legal options to challenge India's changes to disputed Kashmir's status. Qureshi rejected New Delhi's claim that the changes were its internal matter and that Islamabad should reconsider its expulsion of India's ambassador and suspension of trade and a key train service.

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In this file photo, is seen Samjhauta Express train coming from Lahore, crossing Indo-Pakistan border on its way to Attari Station. Pakistan stopped Samjhauta Express on their side at Wagah border on Thursday, Aug 08, 2019, citing security concerns.

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Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Home Affairs, SCL Das, addresses a press conference after a meeting with the delegates from Pakistan, in Attari. India today sought visa-free access from Pakistan for 5,000 pilgrims per day to the historic Sikh shrine in Kartarpur.

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A Pakistani woman, left, receives her Indian relative who arrives at Lahore railway station in Pakistan. Officials from India and Pakistan met amid easing tensions to discuss opening a visa-free border crossing to allow pilgrims to easily visit a Sikh shrine just inside Pakistan.

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Indian and Pakistani officials during a bilateral talk meeting held in relation with the construction of the Kartarpur Sahib Corridor that will connect pilgrims to the Gurdwara in Kartarpur Sahib, at Attari-Wagha Border, in Attari.

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Pakistani delegation cross the Attari-Wagah border for a bilateral talk to negotiate a mechanism to govern operations of the Kartarpur Corridor, which will provide visa-free access to Indian Sikh pilgrims to the Gurdwara in Kartarpur Sahib, in Attari.

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Passengers from Pakistan unload their belongings from the Samjhauta Express as they arrive in Attari.

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Passengers from arrive by Samjhauta Express in Attari. Pakistani authorities restored the Samjhauta Express services between Lahore and Delhi today, days after the train was suspended due to tense bilateral ties.

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People hold placards as they form a human chain against unilateral air strikes by India and Pakistan following the Pulwama terror attack, in New Delhi.

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Pakistani family waves to their Indian relatives, who are leaving to return to India, after being stranded in Pakistan for a week, at Lahore Railway Station in Pakistan.

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Members of the civil society group, Citizens of Lahore, participate in a candlelit vigil against the war, in Lahore, Pakistan.

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A member of the civil society group, Citizens of Lahore, participates in a candlelit vigil against war, in Lahore, Pakistan.

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A stranded Indian passenger takes care of her child at Lahore railway station while waiting for the resumption of train to travel to India, in Lahore, Pakistan. A Pakistani Cabinet minister says a key train service between Pakistan and neighboring India will resume on Monday, a sign on easing tensions between the nuclear-armed rivals. The train service, known as Samjhauta Express, was suspended by Pakistani authorities this past week, stranding people on both sides.

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Sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik with a sand sculpture of IAF pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman at the beach in Puri.

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People jubilate as they wait for the arrival of IAF pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, in Jabalpur.

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People jubilate with a Tricolour as they wait for the arrival of IAF pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman near Attari-Wagha border near Amritsar.

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People jubilate with a Tricolour as they wait for the arrival of IAF pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman near Attari-Wagah border near Amritsar.

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People jubilate with a Tricolour as they wait for IAF pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthama's return to India in New Delhi.

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Members of Kasturi Karnataka Janapara Vedike hold placards as they wait for the return of IAF pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthama, in Bengaluru.

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People jubilate after the release of IAF pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman by Pakistan, outside the airport in New Delhi.

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People celebrate after the return of IAF pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman at Attari-Wagah border, near Amritsar.

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BJP workers jubilate after the release of IAF pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman by Pakistan, in Ranchi.

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Indian Air Force (IAF) pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman (C) as he is released by Pakistan authorities at Wagah border on the Pakistani side.

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Indian Air Force (IAF) pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman as he is released by Pakistan authorities at Wagah border on the Pakistani side. Varthaman, who was captured by Pakistan after his jet went down following a strike by an enemy missile.

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Policemen and media person wait for the return of Indian pilot at India Pakistan border at Wagah, 28 kilometers (17.5 miles) from Amritsar.

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(L to R) Air Vice Marshal RGK Kapoor, Maj Gen Surinder Singh Mahal and Rear Admiral Dalbir Singh Gujral at a military press conference at South Block in New Delhi.

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Air Force Air Vice Marshal R.G.K. Kapoor addresses the media on the recovery of a part of an air-to-air AMRAAM missile which was allegedly fired by Pakistani Air Force aircraft violating Indian airspace, in New Delhi.

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Defense officials display a part of an air-to-air AMRAAM missile which was allegedly fired by Pakistani Air Force aircraft violating Indian airspace, in New Delhi.

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Defense officials display a part of an air-to-air AMRAAM missile which was allegedly fired by Pakistani Air Force aircraft violating Indian airspace, in New Delhi. Indian Air Vice Marshal R.G.K. Kapoor said parts of the missiles which are carried only on F-16s were recovered within Indian territory. India said it shot down a Pakistani warplane, something Islamabad denied.

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Air Marshal (retd) S Varthaman father of Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman leave for Delhi airport from his residence, in Chennai. Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan announced the release of Abhinandan Varthaman on Friday.

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A Pakistani soldier stands guard near the wreckage of an Indian plane shot down by the Pakistan military on Wednesday, in Hurran, near the Line of Control in Pakistani Kashmir.

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People shift a civilian for treatments after he received injuries during firing and mortar shelling by the Pakistani Army along the LoC in Poonch district of J & K.

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Pakistani protesters burn an effigy of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi during an anti-Indian rally in Peshawar, Pakistan.

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Border villagers take shelter in a bunker at Ranbir Singh Pura Sector in the wake of heavy shelling across the India-Pakistan international border, in Jammu.

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A worker paints the red and white medical emblem of cross on the roof of SMHS hospital as tensions escalate between India and Pakistan in Srinagar.

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MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar and Air Vice Marshal RGK Kapoor at a media briefing in New Delhi.

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Villagers gather near the wreckage of an Indian aircraft after it crashed in Budgam area, outskirts of Srinagar.

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Air passengers stranded after Amritsar airport was shut down in the view of the tension along the Pakistan border, in Amritsar.

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Air passengers stranded after Amritsar airport was shut down in the view of the tension along the Pakistan border, in Amritsar.

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Workers of Vishva Hindu Mahasangh celebrate after the government announced its decision to stop the flow of its share of water to Pakistan from rivers under the Indus Water Treaty, in Jabalpur.

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Workers of Vishva Hindu Mahasangh burn crackers in celebration after the government announced its decision to stop the flow of its share of water to Pakistan from rivers under the Indus Water Treaty, in Jabalpur. Water Resources Minister Nitin Gadkari tweeted to convey the decision of the government.

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A Pakistani woman sees off her relatives travel to India via Samjhota Express at Lahore railway station in Pakistan. Indian authorities suspended a bus service this week without explanation. The development comes amid escalated tensions between Pakistan and India in the wake of last week's deadly suicide bombing in Kashmir against Indian paramilitary troops.

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Hamid Nihal Ansari, who was repatriated by Pakistan after six years in jail, offers prayers along with his mother Fauzia Ansari, as father Nehal Ansari and elder brother Khali Ansari on his arrival, at Attari-Wagah border in Amritsar.

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Army officials pay tribute to the martyrs of the 1971 Indo-Pak war on its anniversary at Hili near Indo-Bangladesh Border in South Dinajpur district.

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Former president of Delhi Sikh Gurudwara Management Committee Paramjit Singh Sarna along with his brother Harvinder Singh Sarna returns to India though Attari-Wahag border near Amritsar a day after attending the ground-breaking ceremony for the Kartarpur Corridor.

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A view of the shrine of Sikh leader Guru Nanak Dev in Kartarpur, Pakistan.

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Former cricketer-turned-Indian politician Navjot Singh Sidhu addresses during ground breaking ceremony for Kartarpur corridor in Pakistan's Kartarpur.

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Former Indian cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu addresses a crowd during a ceremony in Kartarpur, Pakistan.

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Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan addresses during a ceremony in Kartarpur, Pakistan. The crossing, known as the Kartarpur corridor is a rare sign of cooperation between the two nuclear-armed rival countries.

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Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan, cricketer-turned-Indian politician Navjot Singh Sidhu, Minister for Food Processing Industries Harsimrat Kaur Badal and others during ground breaking ceremony for Kartarpur corridor in Pakistan's Kartarpur.

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Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan, cricketer-turned-Indian politician Navjot Singh Sidhu, Minister for Food Processing Industries Harsimrat Kaur Badal during ground breaking ceremony for Kartarpur corridor in Pakistan's Kartarpur.

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Pakistani officials take a selfie with Punjab Tourism Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu as he arrives in Pakistan to attend the groundbreaking ceremony of the Kartarpur Corridor at Nankana Sahib, in Wagah.

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Union MoS (I/C) in the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri and Union Minister for Food Processing Industries Harsimrat Kaur Badal before leaving for Pakistan to attend the groundbreaking ceremony of Dera Baba Nanak-Kartarpur Sahib corridor via Attari-Wagah border, about 35 km from Amritsar.

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Union MoS (I/C) in the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri and Union Minister for Food Processing Industries Harsimrat Kaur Badal leave for Pakistan to attend the groundbreaking ceremony of Dera Baba Nanak-Kartarpur Sahib corridor, via Attari-Wagah border about 35 km from Amritsar.

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Pakistani border wing commander Usman Khalid (L) exchanges a gift of sweets with his Indian counterparts Border Security Force Commandant Sudeep on the occasion of the Diwali festival at the India-Pakistan Wagah border near Amritsar.

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