Wagah, August 15: On Independence Day, the Beating Retreat ceremony at the Attari-Wagah border between India and Pakistan draws a lot of attention. The Beating Retreat ceremony symbolises rivalry, as well as brotherhood and cooperation between India and Pakistan. Scroll down to watch the live streaming of Attari-Wagah border Beating Retreat ceremony.
The Beating Retreat ceremony is a daily military exercise that the security forces of India (Border Security Force) and Pakistan (Pakistan Rangers) have been following since 1959. The drill involves rapid dance-like manoeuvres and raising legs as high as possible. PM Narendra Modi Independence Day 2019 Address From Red Fort: Here Are Highlights of His August 15 Speech.
Attari-Wagah Border Beating Retreat Ceremony Live Streaming:
Here it may be noted that the BSF did not exchange sweets and greetings with the Pakistani Rangers at the Attari-Wagah border on the occasion of Eid-al-Adha on Monday. The border guards of India and Pakistan exchange sweets on major festivals such as Eid and Diwali, and on nationally important days such as their respective Independence Days.
However, amid heightened tension between the neighbours, following the abrogation of Article 370 of the Constitution that gave a special status to Jammu and Kashmir, it is learnt that on Sunday a message was conveyed to the Pakistan Rangers that no sweets would be exchanged on Eid.