- India celebrates Army Day with tremendous zeal on January 15 every year
- Day marks the 1st Indian general taking over the command of the Indian Army from a British officer
- Lt Gen KM Cariappa succeeded General Francis Butcher in 1949
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday greeted soldiers on Army Day and lauded the Indian Army for its bravery, professionalism and invaluable contribution towards national safety.
In a tweet, he said "India is proud of the stellar contribution of the Army in Peacekeeping Missions overseas as well."
Army Day is celebrated to mark the first Indian general taking over the command of the Indian Army from a British officer in 1949.