Indian Army Day 2023: Indian Army Day is celebrated with enormous zeal and gusto on the 15th of January every year. As an annual practice, the various parades are conducted on Indian Army Day across the country. This day is a stark reminder of the tremendous contribution of the Indian Army in protecting the country and its countrymen. On Indian Army Day, people gather to pay tribute and respect to the chivalrous and courageous Soldiers and Troops of the Indian Army who have sacrificed their lives in service to the nation.
Why is Indian Army Day Celebrated?
Indian Army Day is celebrated on the 15th of January, as on this day in the year 1949, the last British Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army handed over the charge to the First Indian Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army Lt Gen KM Cariappa. This was a defining moment in Indian History when the handover of authority from Brits to India happened. Thus, to commemorate this watershed moment, Indian Army Day is celebrated. Indian Army Day has emerged as a sentimental day when the courage, contribution and sacrifices made by the soldiers of the Indian Army are remembered and appreciated with great dedication.
How is Indian Army Day Celebrated?
Grand Parades are organised across the country. In 2022, Indian Army Day was celebrated in a grand way at the Cariappa parade ground of the Delhi cantonment. The Commander-in-Chief receives the salute of the parade thus, on 15th January 2022, Army Chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane received the salute. Moreover, the Indian Army showcase its strengths through a splendid display of various weapons in its arsenal. Advanced technology and indigenous developments likes, like weapons, drones, helicopters, etc., are displayed by the Indian Army.