Date: 15 January
Attractions: Parade, Military Shows, Award Ceremony
Every year on 15 January, Army Day is celebrated in India in appreciation of Lieutenant General (later Field Marshal) K. M. Cariappa’s appointment as the first Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army from Sir Francis Butcher, who was the last British Commander, in 1948. The day is rejoiced each year with parades & other military shows in national capital Delhi as well as all 6 Army Headquarters of India.
Army Day symbolizes a day to salute the heroic soldiers who gave up their lives to protect the nation & the people living in it.
Gen. Kodandera Madappa Cariappa shared an excellent bonding with both Britishers & then succeeded Gen. Roy Butcher of British Army to turn into the first Indian Commander –in-Chief of the democratic India.
On this very day, the Indian Army rededicates itself to become a part of the War Winning Team. The day starts with paying reverence to the martyred soldiers at the Indian Gate at Amar Jawan Jyoti, New Delhi. The homage is followed by parades & a number of military shows featuring the technology & achievements in army. Sena Medals and Unit credentials are also offered for gallantry on the event.