Army Day 2020: All you need to know about 15 January Army Day
- Army Day is celebrated widely on January 15 every year in India as one of the historical days
- Jan 15 special for the army to honor the sacrifices of the soldiers for the country.
- 72nd Army Day: All you need to know about Indian Army Day
Army Day in India is celebrated on the 15 January every year as it is regarded as one of the historical days that General KM Cariappa became the first Indian to take charge of the Indian Army in 1949 after the British rule. The Army Day celebrations and parade are typically held at Delhi Cantonment, Parade Ground, where this year General Manoj Mukund Naravane, Chief of Army Staff, will honor the parade.
Every year on January 15, the Army Day is celebrated to honor the Indian soldiers for their valour and unconditional sacrifice for humanity. On this year 2020, the Indian Army has celebrated its 72nd Army Day. It is also observed that the Field Marshal KM Cariappa took the command of the Indian Army from General Francis Butcher (A British General) on the same day in the year 1949. This is also regarded as the first year where the country’s first Chief of Defence Staff, General Bipin Rawat, will be present on the event. The event, which is organized at Parade Ground, Delhi contentment, is also part of the Republic Day parade on January 26.
The real history of celebrating the army day is the transfer of power from the British to India and it signifies an important moment in the Indian history from 1949. Indian Army Day also honors the soldiers who have sacrificed their lives for the country in several battles. The main point of regarding it as a historical day is the command of the Indian Army powers. On that particular day, the power of the Army was handed over from General Sir Francis Butcher to Lieutenant General KM Cariappa. Hereby, 15 January is regarded big day in Indian history and marks the transfer of power from the British colonial rulers to Indians