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75th Army Day

75th Army Day:

The 75th Army Day will be a first-of-its-kind event, taking place outside Delhi ever since the celebrations started in 1949.
About Indian Army Day:

  • India celebrates Army Day on January 15 every year to commemorate the achievements of the first Indian Commander in Chief of the Indian Army — General (later Field Marshal) K.M. Cariappa.
  • The Army Day is celebrated every year to honor Cariappa and the defence forces.
  • Until last year, the main Army Day parade was held at the Cariappa Parade ground in Delhi where Service Chiefs paid homage to the Indian Army.
  • The Army Day Parade showcases the evolution of various weapon systems held in the Indian Army’s inventory.
  • Soldiers are also awarded with Gallantry awards and Sena medals on the day.
  • This year marks the 75th anniversary of Indian Army Day.
  • As part of an initiative to take major events to other parts of the country, away from the national capital region, the 75th Army Day was held in Bengaluru this year.