call it a day, the military way..

Every day , since 1959, at Wagah-Attari on India-Pakistan border ends with a military practice. Its the lowering of flags and feet thumping by the soldiers of both the countries.

India & Pakistan have been at loggerheads since their inception. This has culminated in 3 wars and a constant tension that is evident in politics, movies and trade between the two countries.

Its a military practice which was started to ‘call it a day’ for army personnel. It marks the end of day’s patrolling/vigilance on the international border.

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Both the countries host hundreds of people who throng the site for witnessing this event. The spirits are high and the rage against the neighbor is palpable in the atmosphere. A curt handshake among the soldiers at the end of the ceremony signifies solidarity that exists between India and Pakistan – a mark of respect that comes with  a warning.

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Image – The Economic Times
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