Indian Army Day 2024: Honouring Courage and Sacrifice in Service of the Nation

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Each year on January 15th, India commemorates its courageous Indian Army with a day filled with immense pride and gratitude.

In 2024, this day assumes heightened significance as it marks the 76th anniversary of Field Marshal Kodandera M Cariappa, the first Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army, assuming leadership from the British in 1949.

On January 15, 1949, Field Marshal K M Cariappa assumed leadership as the first Indian Army Chief, succeeding British Commander-in-Chief General Francis Butcher.

The celebration of Indian Army Day this year will take place in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, featuring a parade attended by dignitaries, with the Indian Army Chief taking the salute.

This year's parade will be orchestrated by the Central Command of the Army, headquartered in Lucknow—one of the seven divisions constituting the Indian Army

In the previous year, the Southern Command oversaw the parade in Bengaluru.

Indian Army Day is not merely a day of festivity; it serves as a moment for reflection and remembrance.

It is an occasion to pay homage to the countless valiant soldiers who sacrificed their lives for the nation, to acknowledge the steadfast dedication of those safeguarding our borders, and to recognize the sacrifices made by their families.