Attari, Jan 26: The Beating Retreat ceremony at Attari-Wagah Border in Punjab in underway. The drill is characterized by elaborate and rapid dancelike manoeuvres, which have been described as ‘colourful’. It also signifies the rivalry, as well as brotherhood and cooperation between the two nations. To watch it live online CLICK HERE.

Notably, the Border Security Force (BSF) will not be sharing sweets with the Pakistan Rangers at Attari-Wagah border. While the BSF didn’t elaborate on the reasons behind not following the customary exchange of sweets, reports said the move by the security force is protest against the continuous ceasefire violations by Pakistan at the International Border (IB) and the Line of Control (LoC).

The BSF and Pakistan Rangers have been traditionally sharing sweets on the occasion of Republic Day, Independence Day, Diwali, Eid and other festivals.The BSF is on maximum alert along Punjab’s barbed wire fenced 553-km IB with Pakistan.