India is celebrating 70th Army Day on this 15 January 2018. Three Service Chiefs paid homage at Amar Jawan Jyoti on the occasion of 70th Army Day 2018.
On Indian Army Day today, President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Raksha Mantri Smt Nirmala Sitharaman greeted the officers and troops of the Indian Army.
Army Day in India is celebrated with great enthusiasm every year on 15th of January. It has been started celebrating to respect the Lieutenant General of India, K. M. Cariappa (Kodandera Madappa Cariappa) who was the first Indian Army’s Commander-in-Chief and succeeded the British Army General Roy Butcher and became the first Commander-in-Chief of the independent India.
Army Day is celebrated to pay homage and salute to the courageous and brave Indian soldiers who have been sacrificed their lives for protecting the country. It is celebrated every year at all the Army Command headquarters and national capital by organizing army parades including many other military shows.
On this proud moment, It is our duty to pay homage and salute our real heroes.
Here are the list of other awardees –
A Brief about INDIAN ARMY
|Size||1,237,117 active personnel
990,960 reserve personnel
136 aircraft ( 2nd largest standing army)
|Part of||Indian Armed Forces|
|Motto(s)||“Service Before Self“|
|Chief of the Army Staff (COAS)||General Bipin Rawat, UYSM, AVSM, YSM, SM, VSM|
|Vice Chief of the Army Staff (VCOAS)||Lieutenant General Sarath Chand, UYSM, AVSM, VSM|
The structure of Indian Army
And finally Here are some very proud moments for us Indians
Pakistan’s Lt. Gen. A. A. K. Niazi signing the instrument of surrender in Dhaka on 16 Dec’ 1971, in the presence of India’s Lt. Gen. Aurora. Standing behind them are officers of India’s Army, Navy and Air Force
The Indian Army captured a Police Station in Lahore, Pakistan after winning the Battle of Burki in the 1965 War. It was left by them after the signing of the Tashkent Declaration.