Drones light up Delhi sky at Beating Retreat Ceremony


Union Minister Jitendra Singh on Saturday said that India will become the fourth country in the world after UK, Russia and China to light up 1,000 drones in the sky during the beating retreat ceremony.

Over 1,000 drones, dazzling in different colours, lit up the sky over the Lutyens’ Delhi on Saturday during the Beating Retreat Ceremony.

The ceremony was held in the presence of President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The drone show was organised by a startup ‘Botlab Dynamics’ which was supported by Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi, and Department of Science & Technology.

The show continued for around 10 minutes involving around 1,000 drones fabricated through indigenous technology.

A synchronised background music was also played during the drone show.

Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh said it was a world record created by India by flying 1,000 drones during the ceremony.

“Proud that under Prime Minister Narendra Modi, India creates record of flying 1,000 drones to mark #BeatingRetreat. Must compliment #StartUp “Botlab”, supported by Union Ministry of Science & Technology, for completing task in 6 months to place India at 4th position after China, Russia & UK,” Singh said in a tweet.

During the 10-minute show, over 1,000 drones, in different formations along with a background voice, showcased a series of extravagant sunset troop manoeuvres during the ceremony.

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