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Wagah Border Lahore

Updated on July 22, 2013

Wagah Border

Wagah is the only road border crossing between Pakistan and India. Wagah is name of village the village was divided in 1947 independence now half of the village in India and half of village is part of Pakistan.

Wagah is very famous for Wagah border ceremony which take place every day before sunset both side of forces show their skills to thousands of visitors who comes from both sides. The Wagah border closing ceremony is a daily military practice military of both countries Pakistan and India jointly conduct closing ceremony in presence of thousands of their supporters.

Large number of supporters form India and Pakistan gathered at wagah every day with their national flags and raise slogans in favor of their forces. Both sides of soldiers show great and aggressive skills of parade to provide entertainment to their supporters.

The Wagah border ceremony usually starts with a parade by the highly motivated soldiers from both sides and ends before sunset when both sides lowering their flags at Wagah border. Ceremony called the retreat border ceremony on the International level. Ceremony is taking place every day after 1959. Wagah border is also used to transporting trade goods between both countries. Large number of goods trucks and labors and busy all the time at Wagah border.

Military relations are not good between both countries India and Pakistan. Both countries fought three wars in past years and relations are still tense. Cross firing on borders are daily routine and Kashmir is burning point between both countries. In this tough relations between two atomic rivals Wagah border ceremony is providing lot of entertainment and enthusiasm every day.

Despite growing tension and tough relations between both countries Pakistan and India large number of people belong to different walks of life ordinary people, students,teachers, tourist visit every day Wagah border and enjoy aggressive acts of both forces and despite several difficulties Wagah border ceremony is still continue.

Wagah border Lahore:
Wagah Border, NH 1, Punjab, India

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    • pstraubie48 profile image

      Patricia Scott 

      5 years ago from sunny Florida

      Wow...every day!!! That is pretty amazing. I guess it is kind of like the changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace...This is something I would like to see. Thank you for sharing. Angels are on the way to you ps

    • Hummingbird5356 profile image


      5 years ago

      I wanted to go to Wagah border when I was in Pakistan but there was absolutely no time at all.


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