Beating Retreat ceremony brings Republic Day celebrations to a close

January 30, 2016 13:20 IST 1 of 5
The Indian Defence Ministry (L) and Home Ministry buildings are illuminated during the "Beating the Retreat" ceremony in New Delhi, India on 29 January 2016. The ceremony symbolises retreat after a day on the battlefield, and marks the official end of the Indian Republic Day celebrations. Credit: Reuters