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ARMY DAY: 15 JANUARY

ARMY DAY: 15 JANUARY

Context:

Every year on 15 January, Army Day is celebrated in honour of Field Marshal Kodandera M.

Key Points:

  • The day is celebrated in parades and other military demonstrations in the capital city of New Delhi.
  • India celebrated its 74th Indian Army Day in New Delhi on 15 January 2022.

Celebrations of the Day:

  • A large Army Day parade is held at the Cariappa Parade in Delhi.
  • The Gallantry Awards and Sena awards are also presented on the day.
  • Military computer hardware, multi-frames, and combat displays are part of the exhibition.
  • In 2020, Captain Tania Shergill became the first female officer to command an Army Day exhibition.

About the Indian Army:

  • It is the world's largest branch and is the largest part of the Indian Armed Forces.
  • The Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Armed Forces is the President of India.
  • The Indian army operates locally and is divided into seven commands. It has basic field formation being a division.
  • Below the division level, permanent regiments are presently responsible for their hiring and training.
  • The military includes more than 80% of the country's defence forces.

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