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No Beating Retreat ceremony at Wagah-Attari this Republic Day, say BSF sources

There will be no Beating Retreat ceremony at Wagah-Attari border this Republic Day on January 26 due to the coronavirus pandemic restrictions, Border Security Force (BSF) sources said on Monday.

BSF sources said the retreat ceremony for the general public has been closed in view of the coronavirus pandemic since March 7, 2020.

BSF personnel conduct the retreat ceremony at the Wagah-Attari border every year on January 26. There will be no Beating Retreat ceremony this year due to the coronavirus.

This retreat ceremony started in 1959 at Joint Check Post (JCP) at the Wagah-Attari border. “No joint or coordinated parade will be conducted this year on Attari border on Republic Day,” sources said.

A senior BSF official said, “No public will be allowed due to coronavirus restrictions. India will conduct flag-lowering as per daily schedule.”

 

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