Saturday, August 29, 2015

India - Pakistan: Celebrations at Wagah Border (video)

Wagah Border is the only open crossing border of India and Pakistan

The Beating Retreat ceremony is a daily military practice that the security forces of India (Border Security Force) and Pakistan (Pakistan Rangers) have jointly followed since 1959.



The ceremony starts with a blustering parade by the soldiers from both the sides, and ends up in the perfectly coordinated lowering of the two nations' flags. It is called the beating retreat border ceremony on the international level.



 One Jawan (infantryman) stands at attention on each side of the gate. As the sun sets, the iron gates at the border are opened and the two flags are lowered simultaneously. The flags are folded and the ceremony ends with a retreat that involves a brusque handshake between soldiers from either side, followed by the closing of the gates again. 

The spectacle of the ceremony attracts many visitors from both sides of the border, as well as international tourists

1. Independence Day Celebrations at Wagah Border:


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2.  Pakistan Rangers and Indian BSF facing one another: The Wagah border closing 'lowering of the flags' ceremony or The Beating Retreat ceremony is a daily military practice that the security forces of India (Border Security Force) and Pakistan (Pakistan Rangers) have jointly followed since 1959. :



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 3. The India-Pakistan border at Attari - known for the colourful beating-the-retreat ceremony every evening - may soon see some girl power. The Border Security Force (BSF) has drawn up a proposal to introduce an all-girl parade during the retreat ceremony held simultaneously by BSF and Pakistani Rangers.
At present, two female constables open the parade as they enter the arena piloting their male counterparts and stand guard near the international gate till the culmination of the drill

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