Wagah Border Ceremony

The state of Punjab was divided between India and Pakistan by the 1948 partition. At the time of partition, millions of Sikh and Hindu families came east from present-day Pakistan as Muslim families moved west. Today, Punjab contains a mix of religions and cultures.


As the sun begins to set each evening, the lowering of the flags at the Wagah border, a daily military drill, commences. The location, Grand Trunk Road, one of Asia’s oldest and longest roadways, has linked South Asia with Central Asia for more than two millennia and was the only road between India and Pakistan until 1999.