Army Day observed across India on 15 January
66th Army Day was observed on 15 January in recognition of General KM Carippa who became first Commander-in-Chief of the independent India.
The 66th Army Day is being observed on 15 January 2014. The day is celebrated in recognition of the appointment of General K M Cariappa as the first Commander-in-Chief of independent India. He succeeded British Army General Roy Butcher on this day in 1948.
The day is celebrated at the army command headquarters across India by organizing parades and other military shows. The main function of the day is observed in the parade ground of New Delhi near the Amar Jawan Jyoti at India Gate. The military shows are held on this day to showcase the new technologies and accomplishments by the Indian Army.
Bravery Awards are also given away on this day which includes Sena Medals and Unit credentials.
Army Day Parade that takes place on the day also involves the exhibition of BLT T-72, Brahmos Missile, 155 MM soltum Gun, T-90 tanks, Army Aviation Corps, Advanced Light Helicopters and Mortar Tracker Vehicle.
Apart from all these things, people serving in Indian Army also take a pledge on the day to maintain their service and to protect the nation against the enemies in all cases and maintain the territorial integrity of India..