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Why is Army Day celebrated on 15 January?

 New Delhi: Indian Army Day 2021: Tomorrow is Army Day. Army Day 2021 is celebrated every year on 15 January. This year India’s 73rd Army Day will be celebrated. The day is celebrated in New Delhi and all army headquarters with military parades, military exhibitions and other events. On the occasion of Army Day 2021, the entire nation remembers the valor, indomitable courage, valor and sacrifice of the army. Indian Army Day On 15 January every year Field Marshal KM Field Marshal KM Cariappa). In 1949, on this day, the last British Commander-in-Chief of India, General Sir Francis Butcher, was replaced by the then Lieutenant General KM Cariappa. Kariyappa commanded the Indian Army in the 1947 Indo-Pak war.

Why is Army Day celebrated on 15 January?

After independence, many administrative problems had started in the country and then the army had to come forward to control the situation. The President of the Indian Army was still of British origin. On 15 January 1949 Field Marshal KM Cariappa became the first Indian Army Chief of independent India. At that time there were about 2 lakh soldiers in the army. Army Day began to be celebrated on 15 January every year after KM Cariappa was made the army chief.

Every year on January 15, there is a parade of soldiers and different regiments and tableaux are taken out. Army Day is celebrated every year with great enthusiasm.

 Let us know that KM Marsiappa (Field Marshal KM Cariappa) was the first such officer who was given the rank of Field Marshal. Commanded the Indian Army in the Indo-Pak war in 1947. Kariyappa retired in the year 1953 and died in 1993 at the age of 94.

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