Army Day 2020: India is celebrating its 72nd Army Day today. To honor the soldiers of our country, who have set the greatest example of selfless service and brotherhood and more than anything the love for the country, the Army Day is celebrated every year at all Army Command headquarters. The nation also pays tribute to the valour of the bravehearts on this day and thank them for their selfless service. The Army Day is celebrated on January 15 every year because on this day in 1949, the Indian Army got its first army chief. Lieutenant General KM Cariappa took over as the reins of the armed force as first Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army from General Sir Francis Butcher, the last British Commander-in-Chief of India.
In his first speech on Army Day, Chief Gen M M Naravane said the soldiers are the strength of the armed forces and added that India has “zero-tolerance” for terrorism. He said that the borders are strongly guarded and that India is ready for any future warfare.
On scrapping of Article 370, that provided special status for Jammu and Kashmir, Army chief called it a “historic” step. “Abrogation of Article 370 will help Jammu and Kashmir integrate with the mainstream. The historic step has disrupted proxy war by our western neighbour.”
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