Kodandera Madappa Cariappa Current Affairs

15 January: Indian Army Day

Indian Army Day is being observed every year on 15 January in India. This year it will be the 68th Indian Army Day.

Significance of Day: On this day in 1949, Lt. General (later Field Marshal) Kodandera Madappa Cariappa became the first Indian Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army (of the independent India) by succeeding British Army General Roy Butcher (last British Commander-in-Chief of India.).

This day inspires the troops to continue to enrich the glorious traditions of the Indian Army with their dedication and sacrifice.

Events: It is celebrated every year at all the Army Command headquarters and national capital by organizing army parades including many other military shows.

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Army Day is being observed on 15 January

In India, Army Day is being observed every year on 15 January.

  • Significance of Day: In 1949, on this day Lt. General (later Field Marshal) Kodandera Madappa Cariappa became the first Indian Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army (of the independent India) by succeeding British Army General Roy Butcher.
  • Events: It is celebrated every year at all the Army Command headquarters and national capital by organizing army parades including many other military shows.

This day inspires the troops to continue to enrich the glorious traditions of the Indian Army with their dedication and sacrifice.

On 15 January 2015, it will be the 67th Indian Army Day.

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