Watch: Beating Retreat Ceremony at Vijay Chowk to mark end of R-Day celebrations
Republic Day celebrations culminated on Friday with the Beating Retreat ceremony that featured 26 soulful band performances, including special composition 'Swarnim Vijay' to commemorate 50 years of India's victory in the 1971 war against Pakistan. Indian tunes were the flavour of this year's ceremony that brought the curtains down on the four-day-long Republic Day celebrations. Fifteen military bands and an equal number of pipes and drums bands from regimental centres and battalions participated in the ceremony. Besides, there were performances by one band each of the Navy, the Air Force and Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs). President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh attended the ceremony. Watch the full video for more details.