The Beating Retreat ceremony marks the end of the Republic Day celebration in India. In this program, the bands of the Indian Army, Indian Air Force and Indian Navy march to traditional tunes. It marks the return of the army to the barracks.
The Beating Retreat ceremony is held every year after Republic Day on January 29. The parade officially announces the conclusion of the Republic Day celebration.
The ceremony is usually held in Raisina Hills and Vijay Chowk – which is surrounded by the north and south blocks of Rashtrapati Bhavan at the end of Rajpath.
However, the Republic Day Parade in the capital was smaller in size this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. It is likely that the Beating Retreat Parade will be of a similar size.