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Indian Army Day 2020: Why this day is celebrated on January 15?

Indian Army Day 2020: Why this day is celebrated on January 15?

Indian Army Day 2020 is the 72nd annual celebration of the Indian Army. Indian Army organises a Parade in Delhi on this occasion.

Jan 15, 2020 08:56 IST

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Indian Army Day 2020: India is celebrating 72nd Army Day on January 15, 2020. This day is celebrated every year on this day because Field Marshal KM Cariappa took command of the Indian Army from General Francis Butcher on the same day in 1949.

Army Day Parade is organized at Parade Ground, Delhi on Army Day. This parade is also part of the Republic Day parade. India’s first Chief of Defense Staff Bipin Rawat will also participate in the parade along with the heads of the three armies.

Why Army Day on January 15?

Field Marshal KM Cariappa succeeded General Francis Butcher on January 15, 1949. General Butcher served from January 1, 1948, to January 15, 1949, at the top post of the army. General Robert McGregor MacDonald Lochart was Army Chief from August 15, 1947, to December 31, 1947, before Butcher.

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