The Attari-Wagah border – Photo Courtesy Sana Kazmi
The Attari-Wagah border – Photo courtesy Sana Kazmi

AMRITSAR: Women soldiers of Pakistan and India will soon perform the ceremonial beating retreat held every evening at the Attari-Wagah border of the two countries.

According to a report in the Times of India, border security forces of the Pakistan and India - Pakistan Rangers and India's Border Security Force (BSF) - agreed to have women platoon commanders for the daily flag-lowering ceremony held simultaneously by the two forces at the Attari-Wagah border.

Though both sides have decide to have female platoon commanders, they are likely to begin conducting the parade after they develop perfect coordination.

Three years ago, for the first time, India’s BSF posted women at the India-Pakistan border. The women personnel of the BSF guard the force's border outposts and are also posted along the barbed wire fencing at the international border.

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Irfan Khan
June 26, 2012 3:22 pm
Actually the opposite happened when India was rulled by their only female PM. IG was not sympathetic, not emotional and not humane enough. She killed her own Sikh nations, implemented emergency in India upon their SC orders of her seat disqualification and that why met an unfortunate end. She was never for friendship in sub-continent and laid the seeds of hatred for ever. Contrarirly, BB from Pakistan was humane and friendly to India. Same with all PMs in Pak as no one had any nefarious designs against neighbors.
June 26, 2012 1:53 pm
Arm them with BELNAS instead of guns !
M. Bilal Noor
June 26, 2012 1:43 pm
Why ? I think the event has fallen from grace already - a good soldier on guard duty is expected to have no emotions. The Scot / IrishGuards with their bear-skin hats at Buckingham Palace are one such example. Chest beating is for monkeys! and yes gossip we'll have indeed, it being wicked a major no no.
June 26, 2012 1:41 pm
Chicks dig. Perhaps they can trade some awesome paki recipes. Indiguy
Agha Ata
June 26, 2012 12:37 pm
If men are replaced by women on every front of confrontation, soon there will be peace in the world. They have the rare (among men) quality of compassion and flexibility and of self control (Though not fully utilized yet in the world totally controlled by men)
sara khan
June 26, 2012 12:38 pm
June 26, 2012 12:48 pm
we should expect some really nice Gossip now
June 27, 2012 11:19 pm
That's a good approach towards many positive things but on the other hand remember there's always 2 sides of a coin. Anyway i appreciate whatever they are trying to do and being a Pakistani I would recommend peace & love between both countries instead of hate & war...
June 27, 2012 6:14 pm
I guess the onlooking crowds will be even bigger on both sides of the border!
June 26, 2012 4:30 pm
one more good reason for people to go and see the border prade :P
June 26, 2012 3:46 pm
a positive step to ward normalcy between both states and empowerment of women in the region! sana
June 27, 2012 11:57 am
Despite everything, they will have something to GOSSIP around.
June 26, 2012 1:38 pm
we should expect some interesting gossip !!!!
June 26, 2012 2:18 pm
prafulla shrivastva
June 26, 2012 2:16 pm
I trust it will cause more interesting event of daily evening & more number of people will gather to watch the same. Women are comparatively more sensible & they will add friendship between both the nation. It is the requirement of time & we should encourage it. I feel more number of good literate women should be allowed to participate in various activities from both the countries to bring our relation normal as we have done enough harm to each other.
June 27, 2012 8:23 am
These are civilian border police therefore to call them soldiers is incorrect.
June 26, 2012 4:27 pm
Veena Malik should be assigned to that force to represent both Pakistan and India. That would be spectacular !!!
June 26, 2012 1:27 pm
why.. women shud be forefront in all fields of life :)
June 26, 2012 8:53 pm
it's a MANs job to guard that border.....the good old status quo should have been kept in place. Long live Pakistan Rangers, Army, Air Force, Navy, FC & ISI
June 27, 2012 12:52 am
I would say its an excellent step. Women should be encouraged in all parts of life, including the armed forces as they (on both sides of the border) are equally patriotic and capable as their men counterpart. Pakistan zindabad.
Mohammad Ali Khan
June 27, 2012 12:09 pm
I believe a program should start in which schools exchange gifts for children.
June 27, 2012 5:08 pm
A nice show-biz, indeed!!!!
June 27, 2012 5:06 pm
Should make a good reality TV show
June 27, 2012 4:24 am
Enough of these uniform wearing wallas.Let the women wear their national or regional clothing in vibrant colors.It will add some sense of peace and goodwill.Enough of these gun bearing gung ho days.We are talking peace now.Start with this.Instead of shouts of Pakistan zindabad and India zindabad,there will be cheers and applause.
June 27, 2012 6:30 am
Woman Rangers should be deployed at Af-Pak border also to avoid Salala like incidence.
June 28, 2012 11:25 am
Wagha border will smell with a good food and there will be exchange of food recipe.
June 27, 2012 7:44 am
I do not undersatand why such a hype is createc on this border ,,,why this is one of the border where gate should be closed and opened only when there is movement thats it ...
G. Thind
June 28, 2012 1:24 am
I hope the Mullahs don't pass FATWAS to urge women soldiers to wear BURKAS.
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