Published on: January 15, 2022

INDIAN ARMY DAY

INDIAN ARMY DAY

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DETAILS

  • Date – 15th January in India
  • Why – Commemorate the jawans and the Indian Army.
  • On 15th January 1949, Field Marshal Kodandera M. Cariappa, who was then a Lieutenant General, took over as the first Indian Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army from General Sir Francis Butcher, the last British person to hold that post.
  • M. Cariappa adopted the slogan ‘Jai Hind’ which means ‘Victory of India’.
  • Parade is organised every year at the Cariappa Parade Ground of Delhi Cantonment.

INDIAN ARMY

  • Founded almost 126 years ago by the British on 1st April, 1895.
  • According to the Global Fire Power Index 2021, India’s army is considered the world’s fourth strongest army.