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Army Day being celebrated today with solemnity
The list of activities held in cantonments on this day includes parades, marches, shows featuring the achievements by the army, new technologies introduced in the army, presentations of Unit credentials and Sena Medals for gallantry.
TODAY THE 63rd Army Day is being celebrated to salute and pay tributes to the valiant soldiers, who sacrificed their lives to protect the motherland and its citizens. It was on January 15, 1948 that Lieutenant General K. M. Cariappa became the first Indian Commander-in-Chief.

General Cariappa shared a good bonding with countrymen and Britishers alike. He succeeded General Roy Butcher of British Army.



The list of activities held in cantonments on this day includes parades, marches, shows featuring the achievements by the army, new technologies introduced in the army, presentations of Unit credentials and Sena Medals for gallantry.

Ahead of the celebrations, President Pratibha Devi Singh Patil said that the Army has displayed high standards of professionalism, positive attitude and commitment in dealing with the challenges facing the nation.


In her message on the Army Day today, the President, the Supreme Commander of Armed Forces, said the Army had withstood all challenges posed to the safety and security of the nation and was fully prepared to face them in future as well.


Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh said that Indian army had distinguished itself by its outstanding performance in the service of nation and the nation was proud of the valor and professionalism displayed by the Army in meeting the challenges.


Defense Minister A K Antony in his message said that the army had made significant contributions to ensure security and safety of the nation besides relief and rehabilitation work.


Army Chief General V K Singh said that the force re-dedicates itself in the service of the Nation whose safety, security and integrity remains high in its mind.

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