Refreshed on Aug 15,  IST A few hours before the function, energetic

observers started streaming into sitting regions 

on one or the other side of thick iron doors isolating the

two countries at the Attari-Wagah boondocks. As the sun set on the

in a chest-puffing dramatic ceremony at the Beating

Retreat at the Attari-Wagah boondocks representing

 India's 75th Independence Day on Monday.

On the Indian side, there is space for 25,000 observers

India-Pakistan line, swarms went wild and troopers goose-stepped

- more than on the opposite side - reciting "India Zindabad"

collectively of individuals perform with banners