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Know why Indian Army celebrates Army Day

New Delhi: The Indian Army is celebrating  66th Army Day on Wednesday, reaffirming its pledge to defend the nation against all adversaries, external and within.January 15 is the day on which 15th Lieutenant General K
India TV News Desk January 15, 2014 13:08 IST
India TV News Desk
New Delhi: The Indian Army is celebrating  66th Army Day on Wednesday, reaffirming its pledge to defend the nation against all adversaries, external and within.

January 15 is the day on which 15th Lieutenant General K M Cariappa became the first Indian Commander-in-Chief in 1948.

Since then It is celebrated every year at all the Army Command headquarters and national capital by organizing army parades including many other military shows.

It is observd to pay homage to and salute the brave jawans and officers who sacrificed their lives for protecting the country.

Indian Army General Kodandera Madappa Cariappa succeeded the British Indian Army General Roy Butcher and became the first Commander-in-Chief of armed forces in independent India.