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Republic Day closing ceremony: Drone and laser show grab the spotlight

The ceremony concluded with the troops marching back to the classic tune of ‘Saare jahan se accha’ instead of the age old traditional tune “Abide with Me”

1,000 drones dazzle New Delhi skies, enthrall audience with colorful show during Beating the Retreat ceremony which marks the cloture of the Republic Day celebrations which took place at Vijay Chowk in New Delhi on Saturday, Jan. 29, 2022. Photographs and Video by Rajeev Bhatt

The Beating the Retreat ceremony which marks the cloture of the Republic Day celebrations took place on Saturday at Vijay Chowk in New Delhi. PM Narendra Modi, President Ram Nath Kovind and Defense minister Rajnath Singh attended the ceremony.

Illuminated Central secretariats building which houses the PM office along with important ministries office, with colorful show during Beating the Retreat ceremony at Vijay Chowk in New Delhi

The main event was the never seen before drone show. 1000 drones displayed a coordinated performance against the background of the evening sky. Through sound, light and various formations the made in India drones commemorated the 75 years of Indian independence.

Video by: Rajeev Bhatt

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