Bengaluru: Today is 75th Army Day. Since its inception in the year 1949, it is being organized outside Delhi for the first time. The parade is an integral part of the Army Day, celebrated annually on 15 January. This time the Army-Day parade will be held at the MEG and Center Parade Ground in Bengaluru. Army Chief General Manoj Pandey will take the salute of the parade and present the gallantry awards. After this, Tornado team of Army Service Corps (ASC) will perform stunts on motorcycles, paratroopers will perform skydiving, team of Army Aviation Corps will perform daredevil jump, finally there will be fly past of helicopters.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted on the 75th Army Day, ‘On Army Day, I convey my best wishes to all military personnel, ex-servicemen and their families. Every Indian is proud of our army and we will always be grateful to our jawans. They have always kept our country safe and their service in times of crisis is especially commendable. Defense Minister Rajnath Singh tweeted, ‘Congratulations to all Indian Army personnel and their families on #ArmyDay. The nation salutes his indomitable courage, valor, sacrifice and service. We are proud of the efforts of the Indian Army to keep India safe. I will be in Bengaluru today to participate in #ArmyDay celebrations.
There is a special reason for celebrating January 15 as Army Day in India. This day reminds one of the most important events in the history of India. In fact, on January 15, 1949, for the first time after nearly 200 years of British rule, an Indian was handed over the reins of the Indian Army. For the first time, the post of Commander-in-Chief was given to an Indian military officer from a British military officer. Then Field Marshal KM Cariappa took over from General Sir Francis Butcher as the first Indian Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army. On this day the achievements, service to the country, immense contribution and sacrifice of Indian soldiers are honoured.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : January 15, 2023, 09:40 IST