71st Army Day Celebrations

Army Day is celebrated on January 15 every year in India, in recognition of Field Marshal Kodandera M. Cariappa (then a Lieutenant General) taking over as the first Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army from General Sir Francis Butcher, the last British Commander-in-Chief of India, on January 15, 1949. Army Day marks a day to salute the valiant soldiers who sacrificed their lives to protect the country and its citizens.

Issue: 6 / 2018Photo(s): By Indian Army
A tableau of Army in action
Marching column of Rajputana Rifles
K-9 Vajra self-propelled artillery gun
Tank T-90 (Bhishma)
Marching column of the Punjab Regiment
Akash missile system
Army Daredevils