India celebrates 71st Army Day

New Delhi: Army Day is celebrated on January 15 every year. The day marks a day to salute the valiant soldiers who sacrificed their lives to protect the country and its citizens.

On 15 January 2019, India celebrates its 71st Indian Army Day in New Delhi.

The Army Day is celebrated in recognition of Field Marshal Kodandera M. Cariappa’s (then a Lieutenant General) 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.

Twitter flooded with congratulatory messages for the brave Army jawans.

President Ramnath Kovind tweeted the bravehearts of Army are pride of India.

Union Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman saluted the spirit of Indian Army

General Bipin Rawat wished the country on Army Day

Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik wished the sentinels of our motherland and their families today

Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Rajyavardhan Rathore wrote, “Let us proudly honor our army”.

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