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Independence Day 2022: Celebrations at Wagah Border, Amritsar. See pics.

Updated On Aug 15, 2022 11:03 AM IST

On Monday - as India celebrated 75 years of independence - Border Security Force troops and Army soldiers marked the occasion at the Attari-Wagah border crossing with Pakistan. The two exchanged sweets to commemorate the milestone. This border crossing is also where the daily 'Beating the Retreat' ceremony takes place with pomp and precision as soldiers from both countries march in perfect drill, going through the steps of bringing down their respective national flags. As the sun goes down, nationalistic fervour rises and lights are switched on marking the end of the day amidst thunderous applause.

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BSF officials and jawans celebrate 76th Independence Day at Wagah Border.(Sameer Sehgal/ Hindustan Times) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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BSF officials and jawans celebrate 76th Independence Day at Wagah Border.(Sameer Sehgal/ Hindustan Times)

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Jawans exchange sweets as India completes the milestone of achieving 75 years of independence.(Sameer Sehgal/ Hindustan Times) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Jawans exchange sweets as India completes the milestone of achieving 75 years of independence.(Sameer Sehgal/ Hindustan Times)

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Wagah, an army outpost between Amritsar and Lahore on the Indo-Pak border, is a complex system of structures, roadways, and barriers.(Sameer Sehgal/ Hindustan Times) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Wagah, an army outpost between Amritsar and Lahore on the Indo-Pak border, is a complex system of structures, roadways, and barriers.(Sameer Sehgal/ Hindustan Times)

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Guards performing beating the retreat ceremony on the eve of Independence day.(AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Guards performing beating the retreat ceremony on the eve of Independence day.(AFP)

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Huge crowd, wrapped in patriotic fervour gathered to watch the ceremony in Amritsar city of Punjab(AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Huge crowd, wrapped in patriotic fervour gathered to watch the ceremony in Amritsar city of Punjab(AFP)

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