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.