Pakistan India Wagah border --- a history

Pakistan India Wagah border --- a history

Lahore : Pakistan | Jul 15, 2010 at 10:44 PM PDT
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Pakistan 19: Wagah Border Ceremony واگها वाघा

Wagah is road border crossing between India and Pakistan, and lies on the Grand Trunk Road between the cities of Amritsar, India and Lahore, Pakistan. Wagah itself is a village through which the controversial Radcliffe Line was drawn. The village was divided by independence in 1947. Today, the eastern half of the village remains in India whilst the western half is in Pakistan. The Wagah border, often called the “Berlin wall of Asia”,is a ceremonial border on the India–Pakistan Border where each evening there is a retreat ceremony called ‘lowering of the flags’.At that time there is an energetic parade by the Border Security Force (B.S.F) of India and the Pakistan Rangers soldiers. It may appear slightly aggressive and even hostile to foreigners.Troops of each country put on a show in their uniforms with their colorful turbans.Border officials from the two countries sometimes walk over to the offices on the other side for day to day affairs. The happenings at this border post have been a barometer of the India-Pakistan relations over the years

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Pakistan India Wagah border
A history
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