Press "Enter" to skip to content

Peace on Wagah – lower the leg !

A Pakistan Ranger, left, and an Indian Border Security Force soldier marching.

India and Pakistan’s aggressive border closing ceremony has been stopped after soldiers complained the high goose-stepping was wrecking their knee joints and causing foot injuries.

The move has been agreed by Pakistani and Indian officers at either side of their Wagah border crossing between Amritsar and Lahore and the ceremony will now be toned down.

The decision brings to an end an institutionalised display of India-Pakistan hostility which drew thousands of rowdy nationalists and tourists every day.The ceremony, which featured Pakistan Rangers and Indian Border Security Force troops in full dress uniform marching up to their rivals on the border line in exaggerated goose-steps while shouting loudly…read more..

Be First to Comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *