The India-Pakistan independence ceremony is the most testosterone-fuelled dance-off ever
In 1947, the British Raj came to an end, creating two independent areas, the Dominion of India and the Dominion of Pakistan – now The Republic of India and the Islamic Republic of Pakistan.
Here endeth the history lesson.
Each year, on 14th August, Pakistan celebrates Independence Day, and the ceremony that takes place at the border with India is a stunningly choreographed blend of dance moves and aggression – like West Side Story with military uniforms and a lot more feathers.
Here’s how that went down in 2017, the 70th anniversary.
The clip recently turned up on Reddit, where the impressive leg work and posturing went down a treat.
Look, if India and Pakistan want to resolve border tensions with a dance-off, that’s a lot better than the alternatives.
Stop giving North Korea ideas.
When you send agents from the Ministry of Silly Walks to negotiate at the border.
My ankles are begging me not to try this.
This is how I adjust my balls in public.
It’s actually British heavy drill same as the Buckingham Palace Guards 💂 but dialled up to a level over 9000!
Amen to this.
I mean, if we could just get all border conflicts to evolve into epic dance battles, that would be great.
And finally, for any Brits reading this – people who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones too enthusiastically at other countries’ puzzling traditions.