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Martial tunes with Indian fervour flavour of Beating the Retreat ceremony

New Delhi [India]: Martial musical tunes with Indian fervour flowed at Raisina Hill here as the Beating the Retreat ceremony commenced with synchronised performances of bands of the Indian Army, Navy, Air Force and Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs).

Prime Minister Narendra Modi received President Ram Nath Kovind ahead of the ceremony. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh welcomed the Prime Minister at the event. In a first, a grand drone show will dazzle the sky above the national capital during this year's Beating the Retreat ceremony.

A total of 26 performances will enthral the spectators with foot-tapping music by the bands. (ANI)

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