BSF cancels Retreat ceremony at Attari-Wagah border
The Border Security Force (BSF) has cancelled the 'Retreat' ceremony at the Attari-Wagah border joint check-post (JCP) at Attari, 30 km from Amritsar, officials said on Thursday.
Chandigarh: The Border Security Force (BSF) has cancelled the 'Retreat' ceremony at the Attari-Wagah border joint check-post (JCP) at Attari, 30 km from Amritsar, officials said on Thursday.
The BSF and district authorities have asked visitors and tourists not to move towards Attari for the ceremony on Thursday. It is not clear when the ceremony will resume.
The Retreat ceremony is carried out by border guards of India and Pakistan, the BSF and Pakistan Rangers, at the Attari-Wagah JCP at sunset every evening.
The 30-minute ceremony is watched by hundreds from both countries daily.
An official statement said that a blinking red light was observed by the troops at a height of 200 metres but the object went back across the border after personnel fired at it
During the sector commander-level meeting at the IB in the Suchetgarh area on Saturday, the BSF delegation emphasised on Pakistani drone activities, terrorist activities and digging of tunnels from across the border
These exchanges took place at Punjab’s Attari, along the Rajasthan front and in Jammu, and with the BGB along the border with Bangladesh