The 68th Beating Retreat ceremony at Vijay Chowk saw 16 military bands, and 16 pipes and drums bands from regimental centres and battalions across the country enthralling the crowd.

Here are the best pictures from the ceremonial event that marked the end of the 68th Republic Day celebration: 

Source: b'Tri-services band performs during the Beating Retreat ceremony'
Source: b'President Pranab Mukherjee arrives in a buggy to attend the Beating Retreat Ceremony'
Source: b'President Pranab Mukherjee taking salute during the Beating Retreat Ceremony'
Source: b'President Pranab Mukherjee during the Beating Retreat Ceremony'
Source: b'Chief of the Army Staff General Bipin Rawat, Navy Chief Admiral Sunil Lanba and Air Chief Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa takes salute to tri-colour\xc2\xa0'
Source: b'Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives \xc2\xa0for the Beating Retreat ceremony\xc2\xa0'
Source: b'Illuminated Raisina Hill during the Beating Retreat ceremony\xc2\xa0'

(All images sourced from PTI)