Army Day parade to be held in different parts of India

Tags: National Defence

The Indian Army has announced that the annual Army Day Parade will be held in different parts of India as per the Prime Minister's vision to move significant events and festivities out of the national capital.

Army Day is observed every year on 15 January

Till date the Army day parade was held in New Delhi. In the next year it will be held in the Southern Command area.

The Indian Air Force had also recently moved out its annual fly-past and parade from the Hindon Air Base (Uttar Pradesh) near Delhi to Chandigarh this year.


Indian Army Day :

  • It was on this day that for the first time an Indian took over the command of the Indian Army from the Britishers. 
  • On 15 January, 1949 Field Marshal Kodandera Madappa Cariappa (K. M. Cariappa), took over as the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) from General Francis Robert Roy Bucher. 

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