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Indian Army Day 2024: Today is Indian Army Day, 15 January 2024

By Akshay - January 16, 2024 01:31 AM

Indian Army Day 2024: Today is Indian Army Day: Army Day is being celebrated on 15 January 2024. Today the whole country is saluting the heroes who sacrificed their lives in defense of the country. Know what is the significance of this day.

Indian Army Day 2024, know interesting and unknown facts about the Indian Army: Army Day is being celebrated today. Army, as the name suggests, is the Indian Army. Today is a very special day for the Army. On this day in the year 1949, Field Marshal KM Cariappa took command of the Indian Army from General Francis Butcher. Francis Butcher was the last British Commander in Chief of India. After taking command of the army, Field Marshal KM Cariappa became the first Commander in Chief of the Indian Army. Army Day is celebrated every year to commemorate Cariappa taking over as the titular commander of the Indian Army.

The 74th Army Day is being celebrated on 15 January 2024. On Army Day, military parades, military exhibitions, and other programs are also organized in the capital Delhi, and all the army headquarters. On this day the entire country remembers the indomitable courage, bravery, bravery, and sacrifices of the Army.

Who was KM Cariappa?

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  • Cariappa was born in 1899 in Coorg, Karnataka.
  • Cariappa started serving in the British Indian Army as a Field Marshal at the age of just 20.
  • Cariappa was also awarded the Order of the British Empire for defeating the Japanese in Burma during the Second World War.
  • Cariappa led the army on the western border in the Indo-Pak war of 1947.

The Indian Army is always deployed to protect the country. It is an important part of the Indian Armed Forces. The armed forces include the Indian Army, Air Force, Indian Navy, and Indian Coast Guard. Know some interesting facts related to Indian Army:

  1. The Indian Army was formed in Kolkata in 1776 during the rule of the East India Company.
  2. Siachen Glacier, situated 5000 meters above sea level, is the world's highest battlefield. It is occupied by the Indian Army.
  3. Bailey Bridge, located between the Dras and Suru rivers of the Himalayas, is the largest bridge in the world. It was built by the Indian Army in 1982.
  4. Indian Army is the third largest military contingent in the world after the USA and China.
  5. In comparison to other government organizations, there is no system of reservation based on caste or religion in the Indian Armed Forces.
  6. Operation Rahat, run to save the flood victims of Uttarakhand in 2013, was the world's largest civilian rescue operation.
  7. The President's Bodyguard is the oldest military contingent of the Indian Army. It was established in 1773. It is currently deployed in Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi.
  8. Indian soldiers are considered best for high-altitude and mountain wars.
  9. In the Battle of Longewala between India and Pakistan in December 1971, only 2 soldiers were casualties. Bollywood movie Border was also made on this war.
  10. The Indian Army is the largest voluntary army in the world. Indian Army has the largest number of soldiers in the world.

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