Every afternoon just before sunset members of the Indian and Pakistan military meet at the border post between Attari & Wagah to engage in a display of military showmanship.
Officially the purpose of the ceremony is to lower the national flag and close the borders but what really happens is a mix of formal marching, chest beating, foot stomping and high stepping as the two sides try to out do each other.
Oiled moustaches and over the top dress uniforms only add to the theatrical mood.
While the participants treat the ceremony with absolute seriousness, the crowds on either side of the border are, at times, here more for the carnival mood than for the symbolism of the rift between these two countries.
Its all highly nationalistic, but considering the tense relations between these two countries , it seems to be remarkably good natured
Here is a somewhat cobbled together short video (shot with my happy snappy pocket camera) of this border closing ceremony.