Army Day 2021: Why January 15 is celebrated as Army Day in India- Significance and history

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Army Day is celebrated on January 15 consistently. General (later Field Marshal) KM Cariappa was selected as Commander-in-Chief of Indian Army on January 15, 1949.

India is celebrating its 73rd Army Day today. Armed force Day is celebrated on January 15 consistently to respect the soldiers of the nation, who have set the best illustration of magnanimous assistance and fellowship and more than anything the affection for the nation.

Armed force Day is celebrated each year at all Army Command headquarters.

On the event of the 73rd Indian Army Day, the Indian Arm will coordinate a long distance race ‘Vijay Run’ to honor Swarnim Vijay Varsh festivities of India’s reverberating triumph over Pakistan in 1971.

The country likewise honors the valour of the bravehearts on this day and express gratitude toward them for their selfless help.

History of Army Day

Army Day is celebrated on January 15 consistently. It was on this date in 1949, the Indian Army got its first armed force boss Lieutenant General KM Cariappa. General (later Field Marshal) KM Cariappa was delegated as Commander-in-Chief of Indian Army on January 15, 1949.

He was the main Indian to be selected as Commander-in-Chief. He assumed control over the reins of the Indian Army from General Sir Francis Butcher, the last British Commander-in-Chief of India.

He adopted the trademark ‘Jail Hindi’ which signifies ‘Victory of India’.

He is additionally one of just two Indian Army officials to hold the Five-star rank of Field Marshal; the other being Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw.

Cariappa drove Indian forceson the Western Front during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1947.

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