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Army Day celebrated on 15th January

Army Day celebrated on 15th January

India celebrated its 71st Army Day on Tuesday, 15 January, with wishes and greetings pouring in from everywhere for the soldiers and their families.

On the occasion, an annual parade is held at Delhi’s Cariappa Parade Ground.

Why it is celebrated?

Army Day is celebrated on 15 January every year in India, in recognition of Field Marshal Kodandera M. Cariappa's (then a Lieutenant General) taking over as the first Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army from General Sir Francis Butcher, the last British Commander-in-Chief of India, on 15 January 1949.

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