A Sikh ranger participated in the traditional beating retreat ceremony at Wagah border for the first time in history, according to IndiaTV.
Amarjeet Singh is the first Sikh to have participated at the flag-lowering ceremony on the border between Pakistan and India. Singh shook hands with an Indian ranger during the ceremony to a thunderous applause from both sides of the border on Thursday evening.
Singh is a resident of Nankana Sahib. According to media reports, he joined the Pakistan Army in 2005 and completed training this year, after which he was included in the defence forces on the Wagah border.
Speaking about his duty for Pakistan, Singh said that he is proud of being a part of the Pakistan Army and would be happy to lay down his life for the nation.
This article originally appeared on IndiaTV.