Although the choreographed routine of the retreat ceremony that ends in the slamming of the border gates is a lot less aggressive than it used to be, the posturing is still overly orchestrated and theatrical. In April 2004, the BSF and the Rangers agreed “to do away with aggressive gestures during the ritual” but that agreement did not last long. Finally in 2010, the two sides decided to tone down some offensive gestures like fist-gestures, thumb-showing and staring at each other. Consequently, the troopers now properly shake hands during the ceremony. The Pakistani side, however, went back on its agreement with the Indian proposal to further do away with aggressive gestures and orchestrated boot-stomping during the ritual.