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NORTHERN COMMAND CELEBRATES 74TH INFANTRY DAY

NORTHERN COMMAND CELEBRATES 74TH INFANTRY DAY

Context

74th Infantry Day was celebrated by Northern Command.

About Northern Command

It is a Command of the Indian Army. It was originally formed as a formation of the British Indian Army in 1895, scrapped upon India's independence in 1947 and later reformed in 1972. Its present commander is Lieutenant General Yogesh Kumar Joshi.

In 1908, the four commands were merged into two Armies (Northern Army and Southern Army): this system persisted until 1920 when the arrangement reverted to four commands again (Eastern Command, Northern Command, Southern Command and Western Command).

Northern Command was re-formed again as North Western Army in April 1942 to guard the North West Frontier.

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