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.