Wagah Border is a lonely open border crossing in India and Pakistan. Amritsar wagahborder is legitimately open by both the nations. 1947 separation of India and Pakistan lead to the demarcation of a long white line what is called as the Wagah Border between the two neighbors. You can see the photos of Wagah border India is demarcated by two important gates concerning two meters distant on either side. Wagah border is situated at a distance of twety eight km from Amritsar city.
Parade ceremony known as ‘beating the retreat’ ceremony begins with a high marching parade by the soldiers from India and Pakistan. Parade soldiers stands at attention on each side of the gate. After that, the important gates at the Wagah Border are opened aggressively. The two soldiers move toward each other, exchange severe looks, confer out mimicked threats, and demonstrate anger. They shake hands and start to lower the Indian and Pakistani flags set on tall poles at the gates. All together with warrior-like stamping and gesturing.
They execute the ceremony of “beating the retreat” (the lowering the flags) on their own sides of the border and closing the gates for the night. As on today, the ritual has been performed symmetrically by the two neighbors, but the aggression has been ameliorated through handshakes by the two duty officers. India has declared that on the Indian side, at least, the tone will be much less aggressive in future. The Pakistani guards – who have to be over six feet four inches so as to take part in the parade – put on huge black boots with metal horse-shoes on the heels for added resound.
Their counterparts on the Indian side carry out their arrogant marching formations to hearty yells. The two sides open out their individual flags, folding them up after a curt handshake between the duty officers.
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