New Delhi: In India, January 15 is celebrated as Army Day and today on this occasion, Prime Minister Narendra Modi lauded the Indian Army, saying that it is known for its bravery and professionalism, and the word is invaluable for its national security. Can’t do justice to the contribution. PM Modi said that India is also proud of the outstanding contribution of the army in peace operations abroad. The Prime Minister said that Indian Army personnel serve in hostile terrain and are at the forefront of helping fellow civilians during humanitarian crisis including natural calamities. India is proud of the outstanding contribution of the Army in peacekeeping operations abroad as well. ( indian army day )
Best wishes on the occasion of Army Day, especially to our courageous soldiers, respected veterans and their families. The Indian Army is known for its bravery and professionalism. Words cannot do justice to the invaluable contribution of the Indian Army towards national safety. pic.twitter.com/UwvmbVD1hq
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) January 15, 2022
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PM and President congratulated
The PM further said that on the occasion of Army Day, especially our courageous soldiers, respected veterans and their families. The Indian Army is known for its bravery and professionalism. Words cannot do justice to the priceless contribution of Indian Army towards the nation. President Ram Nath Kovind also congratulated him on the occasion. Greetings to the soldiers and veterans of the army on Army Day. The Indian Army has been instrumental in ensuring national security. Our soldiers have displayed professionalism, sacrifice and valor in guarding the borders and maintaining peace. The nation is grateful for your service. Jai Hind!
For this reason, Army Day is celebrated
Army Day is celebrated to commemorate Field Marshal KM Cariappa taking over as the first Indian Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army. The post was assumed on January 15, 1949 from the last British Commander-in-Chief of India, General Sir Francis Butcher. Meanwhile, in the capital, the Chief of the Armed Forces – General Manoj Mukund Naravane (Army), Air Chief Marshal VR Chowdhary (Air Force), and Admiral R Hari Kumar (Navy) laid wreaths and paid tribute at the National War Memorial in Delhi. To mark Army Day. ( indian army day )