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Beating Retreat Marks End Of R-Day Celebrations

The Beating Retreat ceremony was held at Vijay Chowk in New Delhi on Wednesday. The ceremony is held every year on January 29, marking the culmination of the four-day-long Republic Day celebrations.

January 29, 2020

Indian national flag is lowered as President Ram Nath Kovind and Tri-service Chiefs pay their salute during the Beating Retreat ceremony at Vijay Chowk, in New Delhi.

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Tri-service bands perform during the Beating Retreat ceremony at Vijay Chowk, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/Manvender Vashist

President Ram Nath Kovind's mounted bodyguards escort his carcade as he arrives for the Beating Retreat ceremony at Vijay Chowk, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/Manvender Vashist

The Indian national flag is lowered as President Ram Nath Kovind and Tri-service Chiefs pay their salute during the Beating Retreat ceremony at Vijay Chowk, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/Manvender Vashist

President Ram Nath Kovind is welcomed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on his arrival during the Beating Retreat ceremony at Vijay Chowk, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/Manvender Vashist

President Ram Nath Kovind's mounted bodyguards escort his carcade as he arrives for the Beating Retreat ceremony at Vijay Chowk, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/Manvender Vashist

Tri-service bands perform during the Beating Retreat ceremony at Vijay Chowk, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/Manvender Vashist

Tri-service bands perform during the Beating Retreat ceremony at Vijay Chowk, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/Manvender Vashist

Tri-service bands perform during the Beating Retreat ceremony at Vijay Chowk, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/Manvender Vashist

Indian Navy band performs during the Beating Retreat ceremony at Vijay Chowk, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/Manvender Vashist

President Ram Nath Kovind's mounted bodyguards escort his carcade as they leave after the Beating Retreat ceremony at Vijay Chowk, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/Manvender Vashist

Prime Minister Narendra Modi waves at the spectators as Defence Minister Rajnath Singh looks on during the Beating Retreat ceremony at Vijay Chowk, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo

President Ram Nath Kovind, Tri-services Chiefs and others are seen on a screen standing during the national anthem at the Beating Retreat ceremony at Vijay Chowk, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/Manvender Vashist

Prime Minister Narendra Modi waves at the spectators after the Beating Retreat ceremony at Vijay Chowk, in New Delhi.

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External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and his wife Kyoko Jaishankar are seen during the Beating Retreat ceremony at Vijay Chowk, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/Manvender Vashist

Military bands perform during the Beating Retreat ceremony at Raisina Hills, the government seat of power, in New Delhi.

Photograph by Tribhuvan Tiwari/Outlook

People wave thier mobile phones as their lights add to the beauty of the illuminated Raisina Hills, after the Beating Retreat ceremony at Vijay Chowk in New Delhi.

Photograph by Tribhuvan Tiwari/Outlook

Tri-services bands perform at the Beating Retreat ceremony at Vijay Chowk in New Delhi.

Photograph by Tribhuvan Tiwari/Outlook

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is welcomed by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on his arrival during the Beating Retreat ceremony at Vijay Chowk, in New Delhi.

Photograph by Tribhuvan Tiwari/Outlook

Tri-services bands perform at the Beating Retreat ceremony at Vijay Chowk in New Delhi.

Photograph by Tribhuvan Tiwari/Outlook

Military bands perform during the Beating Retreat ceremony at Raisina Hills, the government seat of power, in New Delhi.

Photograph by Tribhuvan Tiwari/Outlook

Members of the crowd hold up their mobile phones to take pictures of the illuminated Indian Presidential Palace, center, and the north and south blocks, the government seat of power, at the end of the Beating Retreat ceremony at Raisina hills, in New Delhi. The ceremony marks the end of the annual Republic Day festivities.

Photograph by Tribhuvan Tiwari/Outlook

Tri-services bands perform at the Beating Retreat ceremony at Vijay Chowk in New Delhi.

Photograph by Tribhuvan Tiwari/Outlook

Rashtrapati Bhavan, illuminated in the tricolours of the Indian Flag, during the Beating Retreat ceremony at Vijay Chowk, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/Manvender Vashist

Presidential bodyguards salute as the national anthem plays during the Beating Retreat ceremony at Raisina hills, the government seat of power, in New Delhi.

Photograph by Tribhuvan Tiwari/Outlook

Military bands perform during the Beating Retreat ceremony at Raisina Hills, the government seat of power, in New Delhi.

Photograph by Tribhuvan Tiwari/Outlook

Military bands perform during the Beating Retreat ceremony at Raisina Hills, the government seat of power, in New Delhi.

Photograph by Tribhuvan Tiwari/Outlook

The national flag is unfurled as President Ram Nath Kovind and tri-services chiefs pay their salute during the Beating Retreat ceremony at Vijay Chowk in New Delhi.

Photograph by Tribhuvan Tiwari/Outlook

Members of the crowd hold up their mobile phones to take pictures of the illuminated Indian Presidential Palace, center, and the north and south blocks, the government seat of power, at the end of the Beating Retreat ceremony at Raisina hills, in New Delhi

Photograph by Tribhuvan Tiwari/Outlook

A view of the illuminated Raisina Hills after the Beating Retreat ceremony at Vijay Chowk in New Delhi.

Photograph by Tribhuvan Tiwari/Outlook

Illuminated Indian Presidential Palace, is seen behind as people leave at the end of the Beating Retreat ceremony at Raisina hills, in New Delhi. The ceremony marks the end of the annual Republic Day festivities.

AP Photo/Manish Swarup

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