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Indian Army Day 2021: Indian Army is celebrating its 73rd Foundation Day today.

India is celebrating Army Day 2021 today. This special day is celebrated on 15 January every year. On this day military parade is taken out, then military strength is also demonstrated. During this time, the valor, indomitable courage, bravery and sacrifice of the army are remembered. India is going to celebrate 73rd Army Day this year.

This day is not only important for the Indian Army, but it is considered an important day in the history of India. This is the day when an Indian became the Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army for the first time. Until this time, the British had only lived in this position.

This date was 15 January 1949. On this day, Field Marshal Kodandera Madappa Cariappa was made the Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army in place of the commanding chief of the Indian Army, General Sir Francis Butcher. In fact, after the independence of the country on 15 August 1947, the British Indian Army was divided into two parts. Became a Pakistan Army. The second part became the Indian Army.

The first Jawaharlal Nehru Government of India got the responsibility of the Indian Army. He then asked Sir Francis to stay in India so that in the next one or two years the Indian Army would come in such a condition that Indian officers could manage and operate it. Sir Francis was also entrusted with the task of choosing the new commanding chief of the Indian Army.

Cariappa became the first Commander-in-Chief on
15 January 1949, the same special day when Lieutenant General KM Cariappa became the first Indian to be Commander-in-Chief. . Since then, this day is celebrated as Army Day every year.

Born on 28 January 1899 in Kurg, Karnataka, Cariappa is the only Indian to reach the post of Field Marshal. Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw was the second officer to be given the rank of Field Marshal.

Cariappa showed indomitable courage and strong leadership in the war against Pakistan in 1947. He was made the G-O-C-in-C of the Western Command at the time of Pakistan’s war. Under his leadership, India defeated the Pakistani army over Jojila, Dras and Kargil.

Then his son went to the hands of the Pak soldiers.
Field Marshal Cariappa did many things during his service but after retiring from the Indian Army in 1953, there was an incident in his life that knowing that your chest would be widened with pride. Actually, during the Indo-Pak war of 1965, Cariappa retired and was living in Karnataka.

Cariappa’s son Casey Nanda Cariappa was a flight lieutenant in the Indian Air Force at the time. During the war, his plane entered the Pakistan border, which was dropped by Pak soldiers. Cariappa’s son saved his life by jumping from the plane, but he climbed up the arms of the Pak soldiers.

What Cariappa then responded to was
during the 1965 war, the President of Pakistan, Ayub Khan, who was once a junior to Cariappa and had served in the Indian Army. As soon as he came to know that Cariappa’s son Nanda was caught, he immediately called him and told that he is releasing his son.

On this, Cariappa renounced the son’s attachment and said that he is not only my son but is the mother of India. If you release him, don’t even give him any facilities. He should be treated like common prisoners. Cariappa told Ayub Khan that either you release all the prisoners of war or none. However, after the end of the war, all the prisoners were released.

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10 Special things related to Army Day:

  1. Army Day is celebrated every year on 15 January in honor of Field Marshal KM Cariappa. On this day in 1949, he was appointed Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army. He was the first Indian to be appointed to this post in independent India. This special day has since been celebrated as Army Day. The slogan of ‘Jai Hind’ was raised by General Cariappa.
  2. General Cariappa commanded the Indian Army during the war between India and Pakistan in 1947, when Pakistani forces attacked Kashmir in disguise as tribesmen a few months after independence and partition.
  3. Until General Cariappa took over the command of the Indian Army in 1949, only commanders of British origin were in command of the Chief of the Indian Army. Just before General Cariappa, General Francis Bachar was the Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army, being the last British Commander-in-Chief of India.
  4. When Field Marshal KM Cariappa took over as the first Indian Army Chief of independent India, there were about 2 lakh soldiers in the Indian Army at that time. At the same time, the number of active soldiers in the Indian Army today is more than 12 lakhs while the number of reserve soldiers is more than 9 lakhs.
  5. Globally, the Indian Army is counted among the top five powerful armies in the world. It ranks fourth after the US, Russia and China in terms of military power.
  6. KM Cariappa was the first officer to be given the rank of Field Marshal. General Cariappa, who led the Indian Army in the Indo-Pakistani War of 1947, retired in the year 1953.
  7. After retiring from the Indian Army, Field Marshal KM Cariappa also served as High Commissioner in Australia and New Zealand until 1956. He died in 1993 at the age of 94
  8. Every year on January 15, on the occasion of Army Day, there is a parade of soldiers and different regiments and tableaux are taken out. This time too the parade will be taken out on this special day, which can also be seen live.
  9. On Army Day, ceremonies are held all over the country, but the main parade is held at the Cariappa Parade Ground of Delhi Cantonment. From here, live coverage of the ceremony can be seen on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube from 10:15 am today.
  10. Marathon victory run is also being organized by the Indian Army on the occasion of Army Day. This year, the Golden Victory Year is being celebrated to celebrate 50 years of victory over Pakistan in 1971.

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Indian Army Day Theme 2021

Every year, the day is celebrated with different themes and ideas. Last Year, the ‘Digital Transformation of Defense’ was the Indian Army Day 2020 Theme.

This year the Indian Army has organized a marathon – Vijay Run – to “commemorate Swarnim Vijay Varsh celebrations of India’s resounding victory over Pakistan in 1971.”

Indian Army Day Wishes, Messages Greetings Quotes and Photos

Celebrate Indian Army Day along with this greeting messages and wishes, you can also say Happy Indian Army Day by sharing patriotic messages, quotes and photos with loved ones through social media on this special occasion.

1- Not with tongue, nor with eyes,

Neither mind, nor colors,

Neither by greeting, nor by gift,

Happy Army Day to you,

Direct to heart.

Happy Indian army day

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2- Bharat Mata Teri saga,

Your highest pride,

Bow your head in front of you,

Give you all respect,

Long live Mother India!

Happy Indian army day

3- Some intoxicants belong to the tricolor,

Some intoxication is the pride of the land,

We will wave this tricolor everywhere,

This intoxication is the pride of India.

Happy Indian army day

4- Sometimes to chill in the cold,

Sometimes watching water in the hot sun,

How is the country safe,

Take a walk on the outskirts

Happy Indian army day

5- Give the same wish to God every birth,

If you give, then you have to practice patriotism in your heart,

Do not give money, neither give fame, there is no problem for us,

I bow down, Sir, I give this courage to the enemy,

If you give, then give the practice of patriotism in your heart.

Happy Indian army day

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