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EventArmy Day
LocationAll over India
DateJan 15, 2019
Main AttractionArmy parades and military shows
Overview/HistoryThe Army Day is celebrated to remember the gallant spirit of the Indian Army Lieutenant General Kodandera Madappa Cariappa, the first Commander-in-Chief of the democratic India. He succeeded the last commander of British in India, Sir Francis Butcher, in 1948.

Cariappa was the first Indian Officer who was passed on the command of a unit in 1942. During the Indo-Pakistan War of 1947, the Indian forces were headed by General K.M. Cariappa on the Western Front. He held the eminent grade of Field Marshal.
CelebrationThe Army Day is celebrated on 15 January every year at the headquarters of the Army Command and Delhi in order to pay reverence to the brave heroes of the nation who sacrificed their lives to protect sovereignty and peace.

On this day, tribute is paid to the martyrs of Indian Army at the Amar Jawan Jyoti, India Gate, New Delhi. Also, army parades and military shows are organized at different locations across the country. The force puts on display the tanks, missiles, carriers, modern arms and weapons possessed by the Indian Army. The day recognizes the unparalleled contribution of the Indian soldiers by honoring them with bravery awards, including Vishist Seva medals, Sena Medals and unit credentials.

The celebration also entails the pledge service by the soldiers of the Indian army, who vow to maintain the integrity and pride of the nation.

The Army Day 2014, the 66th Indian Army Day, was observed on Wednesday, 15 January 2014.






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