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President, Vice President & PM greet Army personnel, veterans on Army Day


  • The Day is celebrated on 15 January every year in recognition of Field Marshal Kodandera M. Cariappa taking over as the first Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army from General Fransis Bucher, the last British Commander-in-Chief of India, on 15 January 1949.
  • The President said that the Indian Army has been pivotal in ensuring national security. 
  • He said, the country's soldiers have displayed professionalism, sacrifice and valour in defending borders and maintaining peace.