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Why is Army Day celebrated and what is its significance? Learn the interesting facts associated with this day

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Why is Army Day celebrated and what is its significance? Learn the interesting facts associated with this day

Today is a very special day for the Indian Army. In fact, on this day in 1949, Field Marshal KM Kariyappa took over the command of the Indian Army from General Francis Butcher.

Francis Butcher was the last British Commander-in-Chief of India. Field Marshal KM Kariyappa became the first Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army after taking over the command of the Army. This day is celebrated every year as 'Army Day' to commemorate the appointment of Kariappa as the Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army.

Let me tell you that on this day military parades, military demonstrations and other events are also organized in the capital Delhi and all the Army Headquarters. In the meantime the whole country remembers the indomitable courage, bravery, valor and sacrifice of the army. Today is the 74th Army Day which is being celebrated on 15th January 2022.

The Indian Army was formed in 1776
The Indian Army was formed in 1776 by the East India Company in Kolkata. Before the independence of the country, the army was under the control of the British commander. Later, when the country became independent in 1947, the Indian Army chief was also of British descent.

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Almost two years later, on 15 January 1949, the last British Commander-in-Chief of Independent India, General Francis Butcher, commanded the Indian Army under Indian Lieutenant General K.M. Handed over to Kariyappa. It was only after this that he became the first Indian military commander of independent India. It is one of the most important events in the history of India. That is why every year January 15 is celebrated as Indian Army Day. The purpose of celebrating Army Day is to salute all the martyrs who gave their lives in the defense of the country and also to salute the soldiers who are engaged in the service of the country.

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