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First Sikh Ranger shines at Wagah border ceremony

First Sikh Ranger shines at Wagah border ceremony
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For the first time ever, a Sikh Pakistani Ranger has participated in the traditional beating retreat ceremony at the Wagah Border involving Indian and...

Lahore: For the first time ever, a Sikh Pakistani Ranger has participated in the traditional beating retreat ceremony at the Wagah Border involving Indian and Pakistani forces. People from both sides of the border welcomed the Sikh ranger, Amarjeet Singh, with a huge round of applause when he came for the ceremony, Dawn news reported.

The surroundings filled with the sound of claps when he shook hands with the soldiers of Indian Border Security Force. Amarjeet is a resident of Nankana Sahib, the holy city of Sikhs situated close to Lahore. He is said to be the first person ever from the Sikh community to join the Pakistan army.

Amarjeet joined the Pakistan army in 2005 and completed training this year, after which he was included in the defence forces on the Wagah Border, media reports said.

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