Army Day

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Army Day
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Army Day

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On January 15th each year, India observes Army Day to commemorate the appointment of Lieutenant General Kodandera M. Cariappa as the first Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army, succeeding General Francis Roy Bucher, the last British Commander-in-Chief of India, on January 15, 1949. The occasion is marked with parades and military displays in New Delhi and across all headquarters. In 2023, India celebrated the 75th Army Day in Bengaluru. This day serves as a tribute to the courageous soldiers who have sacrificed their lives to safeguard the nation and its citizens.