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The nation celebrated 71st army day on Tuesday. On this day in 1949, Field Marshal Kodandera M Cariappa took over as the first Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army from General Sir Francis Butcher, the last British Commander-in-Chief.
Though we got independence in August 1947, it was one year and four months later that an Indian took control of the Army.
The Indian Army marks the day with parades and other events in the national capital.
The force also remembers and pays tributes to soldiers who lost their lives in the battlefield at the Amar Jawan Jyoti, India Gate, New Delhi.
According to media reports, the Army Day parade in Delhi Cantonment is slated to be led by Lieutenant Bhavana Kasturi.
This is for the first time when a woman officer will lead the Army Day parade. She will lead the Indian Army’s Service Corps contingent.
On the occasion of Indian army day, leaders, celebrities, and citizens flood Twitter with messages for men and women in uniform.
From praising the Army's valour to paying homage to the soldiers who died for the country, Twitter users showered their love and respect for the army.
On Army Day, greetings to the valiant men and women of the Indian Army, to veterans and their families. You are our nation’s pride, the sentinels of our liberty. Citizens sleep securely knowing you are ever awake and ever vigilant #PresidentKovind— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) January 15, 2019
सेना दिवस के अवसर पर हमारे जवानों, पूर्व सैनिकों और उनके परिवारों को बहुत-बहुत शुभकामनाएं। हम सभी देशवासियों को अपने सैनिकों के दृढ़ संकल्प एवं समर्पण पर गर्व है। मैं उनके अदम्य साहस एवं वीरता को प्रणाम करता हूं।— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) January 15, 2019
Climate changes, enemy changes, place changes, protecting the country never changes. Salute to the— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) January 15, 2019
extraordinary men who have laid down their life for us in the line of defence and to those who are deployed to defend our motherland.#ArmyDay
Jai Hind pic.twitter.com/OsJVMt4mjA
Wishing all the men & women in uniform who have dedicated their lives for our nation & it’s safety a very happy #ArmyDay. Saluting the real heroes of India!— Anil Kapoor (@AnilKapoor) January 15, 2019
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My utmost respect to all the soldiers and their families.. No words will be enough to express how thankful we are for the sacrifices and everything that you do for us ???? #ArmyDay— Arjun Kapoor (@arjunk26) January 15, 2019
On the eve of the Army Day on Monday, the Indian Army organized a cycle expedition based on them – Cycling for Peace and Prosperity.