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Beating Retreat ceremony


Explained: The significance of the Beating Retreat ceremony

January 30, 2020 7:31 am

The military tradition began in 17th century England, when King James II ordered his troops to beat drums, lower flags and organise a parade to announce the end of a day of combat.

Explained: 'Abide With Me', the Christian hymn that is under spotlight this Republic Day

January 23, 2020 6:37 pm

In India, the tune achieved significance after it was propagated by Mahatma Gandhi. He had first heard it played by the Mysore Palace Band.

Entry, exit at two metro stations to be closed for few hours today due to Beating Retreat ceremony

January 29, 2019 10:48 am

Entry and exit facilities at Central Secretariat and Udyog Bhawan metro station will not be available from 2 pm to 6.30 pm.

Ruffling Feathers

January 31, 2014 1:21 am

While Azad beat a hasty retreat, the party has resumed the exercise to identify the two constituencies in Delhi for the primaries.

Twenty years later, President’s buggy warms up for comeback

January 24, 2014 9:07 am

Buggy being used in rehearsals, final call to be taken day before Beating Retreat.


January 25, 2012 2:52 am

Why was January 26 chosen to be celebrated as Republic Day?


Beating Retreat: 26 performances bring 70th Republic Day celebrations to a close

January 30, 2020 11:55 am

President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Army Chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane, Air Force Chief Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria and Navy Chief Admiral Karamvir Singh were present on the occasion.

Rehearsals in full swing for Beating Retreat ceremony

January 29, 2020 8:26 am

The only western tune 'Abide with me' which is usually played as the concluding piece of the Beating Retreat ceremony might be replaced by Vande Mataram this year.

Beating Retreat ceremony: 26 performances mark conclusion of Republic Day celebrations

January 28, 2020 11:08 am

The defence forces who come to the national capital to be a part of Republic Day celebrations are sent back to their barracks by the President through this Beating Retreat ceremony.

Beating retreat ceremony marks end of Republic day celebration

January 31, 2019 9:56 am

'Beating Retreat' ceremony is held here every year on 29 January, marking the culmination of the four-day-long Republic Day celebrations

Beating Retreat ceremony brings Republic Day celebrations to a close

January 29, 2016 10:04 pm

The Beating the Retreat ceremony which takes place on Vijay Chowk on Rajpath on January 29, marks the end of Republic Day celebrations.

Rashtrapati Bhawan gears up for Beating Retreat ceremony

January 27, 2016 10:10 pm

Rashtrapati Bhawan gets illuminated during the full dress rehearsal for the Beating Retreat ceremony, in New Delhi.

For Beating the Retreat, President brings back the buggy

January 30, 2014 10:26 am

The ceremony marks the end of Republic Day celebrations.

Today in pics: January 25, 2014

January 25, 2014 1:08 pm

Gateway of India being illuminated with the dynamic special effects of the LED lights in Mumbai .