A thousand drones will dazzle the sky above national capital Delhi for the first time ever, as part of a drone show which will be the highlight of the ‘Beating Retreat’ ceremony today, the Union defence ministry informed.

The event, scheduled at Vijay Chowk in New Delhi on Saturday will be graced by President and Supreme Commander of the armed forces, Ram Nath Kovind. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union defence minister Rajnath Singh will also be among the many dignitaries who will witness the show.

According to the defence ministry, the 10-minute drone show will commemorate the 75 years of Independence, that is being celebrated this year as ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’. It has been conceptualised, designed, produced and choreographed under the Centre’s ‘Make in India’ initiative.

The drone show has been organised by startup ‘Botlab Dynamics’ and supported by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi and the Department of Science and Technology, the ministry stated.

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