7 Things That Make India Incredible

By SiliconIndia   |   Friday, 25 January 2013, 12:27 Hrs   |    2 Comments
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Wagah border - Beating retreat ceremony:
The Wagah border retreat ceremony is a daily military practice that the security forces of India (Border Security Force) and Pakistan (Pakistan Rangers) have together followed since 1959.  This ceremony is conducted every evening before sunset at the Wagah border. The ceremony starts with a loud parade by the soldiers from both the sides, and ends up in the perfectly coordinated lowering of the two nations' flags. One infantryman stands at attention on each side of the gate, and as the sun sets, the iron gates at the border are opened and the two flags are lowered at the same time. The flags are then folded and the ceremony ends with a retreat that involves a handshake between soldiers from either side, followed by the closing of the gates again. The display of the ceremony attracts many visitors from both sides of the border, and many international tourists too.

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