Wagah

road border crossing between Pakistan and India
For the Indian film, see Wagah (film).
"Wagah Border" redirects here. For the border ceremony called "lowering of the flags", see Wagah border ceremony.
Wagah
واہگہ
Wahga
Village
The evening flag lowering ceremony at the India–Pakistan international border near Wagah
The evening flag lowering ceremony at the India–Pakistan international border near Wagah
Map of the Wagah-Attari border region.
Map of the Wagah-Attari border region.
Wagah is located in Pakistan
Wagah
Wagah
Location in Pakistan
Coordinates: 31°36′17″N 74°34′23″E / 31.60472°N 74.57306°E / 31.60472; 74.57306Coordinates: 31°36′17″N 74°34′23″E / 31.60472°N 74.57306°E / 31.60472; 74.57306
Country  Pakistan
Province Punjab
District Lahore
Tehsil Wagah Town
Time zone PST (UTC+5)
 • Summer (DST) +6 (UTC)

Wagah (Urdu: واہگہ‎, Punjabi: واہگہ) is a village situated in Lahore District, Punjab, Pakistan and serves as a goods transit terminal and a railway station between Pakistan and India,[1] and lies on the old Grand Trunk Road between Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan and Amritsar, India. The border is located 24 kilometres (15 mi) from Lahore and 32 kilometres (20 mi) from Amritsar. It is also 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) from the bordering village of Attari.

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Wagah, named Wahga in Pakistan, is a village near which the accepted Radcliffe Line, the boundary demarcation line dividing India and Pakistan upon the Partition of India, was drawn.[2] The village lies 600 meters west of the border. At the time of independence in 1947, the migrants from the Indian parts of the subcontinent entered the present day Pakistan through this border crossing. The Wagah railway station lies 400 meters to the south and only 100 meters from the border. Indian side it is known as Atari.

Wagah border ceremonyEdit

Main article: Wagah border ceremony

It is particularly known for the elaborate Wagah border ceremony that happens at the border gate, two hours before sunset each day.[2] The flag ceremony is conducted by the Pakistan Rangers and Indian Border Security Force (BSF).

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  1. ^ "Mixed feelings on India-Pakistan border". BBC News. 14 August 2007. 
  2. ^ a b Frank Jacobs (3 July 2012). "Peacocks at Sunset". Opinionator: Borderlines. The New York Times. Retrieved 15 July 2012. 

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