New Delhi , 15 JAN 2021|| New Desk

Synopsis:
The Indian Army is the land-based branch and the largest component of the Indian Armed Forces. Army Day is celebrated on 15 January every year in recognition of Field marshal  Field Marshal Sir Kodandera “Kipper” Madappa Cariappa’s, ( then a Lieutenant General ) taking over as the first Commander – in Chief over the first Commander- in Chief of the Indian Army from General Sir Francis Butcher, the Last British Commander, the last British Commander – in Chief of India on 15 January 1949.

Army Day is celebrated on January 15 every year to honour the soldiers of the country, who have set the greatest example of selfless service and brotherhood and more than anything the love for the country. Army Day is celebrated every year at all Army Command headquarters.

On the occasion of the 73rd Indian Army Day, the Indian Arm will organise a marathon ‘Vijay Run’ to commemorate Swarnim Vijay Varsh celebrations of India’s resounding victory over Pakistan in 1971.

The nation also pays tribute to the valour of the brave hearts on this day and thank them for their selfless service.

History of Army Day
The Indian Army is the land-based branch and the largest component of the Indian Armed Forces. Army Day is celebrated on 15 January every year in recognition of Field marshal  Field Marshal Sir Kodandera “Kipper” Madappa Cariappa’s, ( then a Lieutenant General ) taking over as the first Commander – in Chief over the first Commander- in Chief of the Indian Army from General Sir Francis Butcher, the Last British Commander, the last British Commander – in Chief of India on 15 January 2949.

He adopted the slogan ‘Jail Hindi’ which means ‘Victory of India’.

He is also one of only two Indian Army officers to hold the Five-star rank of Field Marshal; the other being Field marshal  Sam Manekshaw.

Cariappa led Indian forces on the Western Front during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1947.

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