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Meet Pakistan army's first Sikh ranger to participate in the Wagah border beating retreat

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 14 February 2017, 5:13 IST

Amarjeet Singh, a Sikh soldier in the Pakistan Army, has become the first man from his community to participate in the beating retreat ceremony at Wagah border, IndiaTV reported.

According to reports, the crowds at both sides of the Wagah border cheered when Singh came on.

The 'lowering of the flags' ceremony is a daily military practice at the Wagah Border. The Border Security Force and the Pakistan Rangers have jointly followed it since 1959.

The man of the hour is a resident of Nankana Sahib, the holy city of Sikhs situated close to Lahore. He is said to be the first from the Sikh community to join the Pakistan Army.

He reportedly joined the Pakistan Army in 2005. Having completed his training this year, Singh was included in the defence forces on the Wagah Border.

Amarjeet reportedly said he was proud to be a part of the Pakistan Army and would be happy to lay down his life for the nation.

-With inputs from agencies

First published: 10 January 2016, 2:29 IST
 
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