Indian Army Day: On January 15 of every year, Indian Army Day is formally observed. The Indian people honor Field Marshal Kodandera M. Cariappa on this day. On this day in 1949, he took over Francis Roy Butcher’s post as the final British Army Chief Officer and became the country’s first Chief Commander. On January 15, 2023, Indian Army Day will officially mark its 75th year of celebration throughout the nation.
Indian Army Day 2023: History
The Indian Army was formally established on April 1, 1895, and Chief Francis Butcher, the first British Army general, assumed command in 1949. Later on January 15, 1949, Field Marshal KM Cariappa was appointed the first Chief Commander of the Indian Army after the British commander-in-chief relinquished leadership of the Indian Army.
Indian Army Day 2023: Significance
Many army command headquarters observe this day in remembrance of the day that KM Cariappa became the country’s first Chief Commander of India upon its independence.
The Indian Army Day is significant because it honors army soldiers who lost their lives defending the nation. It honors the bravery and sacrifice of the Indian Army in defending the people and the nation.
Indian Army Day 2023: Celebrations
The occasion is marked by a number of activities and special programmes. The day’s highlight is the main Army Day parade.
This year for the first time the Indian Army Day parade will be held outside New Delhi and will stream live on all social media platforms from Bangalore, on 15 January 2023, 9 am onwards.
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— ADG PI – INDIAN ARMY (@adgpi) January 14, 2023
On this day, people have the chance to remember the brave soldiers who sacrificed their lives defending the country from the enemies.