January 26, 2022 2:39 pm
The government has dropped Abide With Me, a hymn that has been a fixture in the Beating Retreat ceremony since 1950. What is the significance of this hymn in India?
January 30, 2016 1:23 pm
Every year, military music is played throughout the ceremony but this year saw a blend of classical music with it.
January 30, 2016 9:55 am
While the ceremony — an age-old military tradition passed down to India from the British — used drums to call troops back from battle at sunset, it has never reverberated with the notes of Indian classical instruments such as sitar, tabla and santoor.
January 29, 2016 10:27 pm
This year, 15 military bands, 18 pipes and drums bands from regimental centres and battalions participated in the ceremony.
January 29, 2016 1:52 pm
The 37-member team has been practising for the five-minute march in the BSF camp at Chawla.
April 09, 2014 5:48 pm
Following the footsteps of Pakistan Rangers,the Border Security Force is set to install sliding gates at the Attari border where the beating retreat ceremony takes place every day.
January 25, 2012 12:39 am
Why was January 26 chosen to be celebrated as Republic Day? What is the philosophy behind the Beating Retreat ceremony?
January 30, 2015 12:02 pm
The Beating Retreat ceremony which follows the R-Day celebrations is performed every year on January 29.
January 30, 2014 10:26 am
The ceremony marks the end of Republic Day celebrations.