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Army Day 2021: Know the reason behind celebrating Army Day on January 15 every year and some interesting things


Army Day 2021:
 India is celebrating its 73rd Army Day today. Army Day is celebrated every year on 15 January to honor the soldiers of the country, who have set the greatest example of selfless service and brotherhood and nothing more than love for the country.

Army Day is celebrated every year at all Army Command Headquarters. On the occasion of the 73rd Indian Army Day, the Indian branch will organize a marathon 'Victory Run' to commemorate the Golden Victory Rain Festival of India's spectacular victory over Pakistan in 1971. The nation also pays tribute to the bravery of the brave on this day and thanks them for their selfless service.

History of army day

Army Day is celebrated every year on 15 January. It was on this date in 1949, the Indian Army received its first Army Chief, Lt. General KM Cariappa. General (later Field Marshal) KM Cariappa was appointed as Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army on 15 January 1949. He was the first Indian to be appointed as Commander-in-Chief. He took over the reins of the Indian Army from General Sir Francis Butcher, the last British Commander-in-Chief of India.

He adopted the slogan 'Jai Hind' which means 'Victory of India'. He is one of only two Indian Army officers to hold the five-star rank of Field Marshal; The second field marshal is Sam Manekshaw. Cariappa led the Indian Army on the Western Front during the Indo-Pakistan War of 1947.


With this, know some special points related to the Indian Army, after knowing that you will feel more proud of the Indian Army: -

  • The Indian Army is the fourth largest standing army in the world after the US, Russia and China - with 3 million military personnel.
  • The army holds the record for handling the Siachen Glacier, the highest battlefield above 5000 meters above sea level.
  • The Indian Army also holds the record for accepting the world's largest military surrender. In the Indo-Pak war of 1971, India won the battle against Pakistan. The latter had to publicly surrender to India, and is also known as the largest military surrender since World War II.
  • The High Altitude Warfare School (HAWS) of the Indian Army is one of the most elite military training centers in the world.
  • The Assam Regiment is the oldest paramilitary force of the Indian armed forces formed in 1835.

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