The wacky closing of the India/Pakistan border

Today’s earlier post about Michael Palin’s new travel series reminded me of one of the more spectacular clips I’ve seen on his travel programs; the closing of the Pakistan/India border.

Every evening an extravagant ceremony accompanies the border closing with soldiers from both sides strutting about in exaggerated bouts of bravado and peacock strutting. There really is nothing quite like it anywhere on this planet. It even puts silly goose-stepping soldiers to shame with its over-the-top slathering of machismo.

Spare just a couple of minutes today to check out this video; it will leave you slack-jawed and amazed.