Attari-Wagah Border: The Beating Retreat ceremony, an elaborate ritual of lowering the national flags of India and Pakistan just before sunset, took place at the Attari-Wagah border on Sunday as India celebrates its 75th Independence Day.
The enthusiasm of the Indian soldiers during the ceremony was worth watching as the atmosphere reverberated with the slogans of ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’, ‘Vande Mataram’ and ‘Hindustan Zindabad’.
The people present in the audience also raised patriotic slogans to the tune of Indian soldiers.
As the sun sets, the iron gates on the border are opened and both flags are lowered simultaneously.
The flags are folded and the ceremony ends with a withdrawal which involves a handshake between soldiers from both sides and the gates are then closed again.
Earlier, Border Security Force (BSF) personnel presented sweets to Pakistani Rangers at the Attari-Wagah border on the occasion of the country’s Independence Day.
According to officials, security personnel from both sides also shook hands with each other.
Indian soldiers had earlier on Saturday greeted their Pakistani counterparts on their country’s Independence Day and exchanged sweets along the Line of Control and International Border in Punjab and Jammu and Kashmir.
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