Beating Retreat: Biggest drone show to illuminate sky, Vijay Chowk to resonate with classical ragas

This year's Beating Retreat ceremony will witness the country's biggest drone show, comprising 3,500 indigenous drones.

Published on Jan 28, 2023 05:36 PM IST 8 Photos

The 'Beating the Retreat' ceremony is held every year in the national capital at Vijay Chowk on January 29 to mark the culmination of the four-day-long Republic Day celebrations. This year, tunes based on Indian Classical Ragas will be the flavour of the ceremony and 3,500 will illuminate the sky. (PTI)

According to the Ministry of Defence, 29 captivating and foot-tapping Indian tunes will be played by the music bands of the Army, the Navy, the Air Force and the State Police and the Central Armed Police Force (CAPF). (PTI)

A 3,500 drone show, organised by Botlabs Dynamics, will light up the evening sky over the Raisina hills, weaving myriad forms of national figures/events through smooth synchronisation. (PTI)


It will depict the success of the startup ecosystem, and the technological prowess of the country's youth and pave the way for future path-breaking trends. (PTI)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will also be present at the ceremony. (PTI)