Army Day (India)

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Indian Army Day
Narendra Modi, and other dignitaries, on the occasion of Army Day 2015.jpg
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, President Pranab Mukherjee, Vice-President Hamid Ansari, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Chief of the Army Staff Dalbir Singh Suhag, Union Cabinet ministers and other dignitaries at the 2015 Army Day.
Status Active
Genre Military
Date(s) January 15 (15-01)
Frequency Annually
Venue Amar Jawan Jyoti at India Gate
and at all Army Offices and HQs
Country  India

Army Day is celebrated on 15 January every year in India, in recognition of Lieutenant General (later Field Marshal) K. M. Cariappa's 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. The day is celebrated in the form of parades and other military shows in the national capital New Delhi as well as all headquarters. On 15 January 2016 India celebrated 68th Indian Army day in New Delhi. Army Day marks a day to salute the valiant soldiers who sacrificed their lives to protect the country and the people living in it. [1]


  1. ^ "Indian Army Day". Retrieved 18 September 2015. 

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