Highlights

  • The Indian Army was established and enforced in 1895
  • It was only in 1949 when the baton was handed over to Lt Gen KM Cariappa 
  • Cariappa was the first Indian Commander-In-chief of the Indian Army

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Army Day 2022: Celebrate the day when the Indian Army received the baton from the British

Today, the 74th Army Day is being celebrated across the country to honour the brave soldiers of the Indian Army who serve the Nation selflessly and diligently.

Army Day 2022: Today, the 74th Army Day is being celebrated across the country to honour the brave soldiers of the Indian Army who serve the Nation selflessly and diligently.

The Indian Army was established and enforced in 1895. However, it was only after India’s independence when the British General Sir Francis Butcher officially handed over the baton to Lieutenant General KM Cariappa, the country’s first Indian Commander-in-Chief.

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Indian Army is the second largest in strength in the world, with around 1.4 million military personnel on active duty. The day is celebrated across the country at all Army Command Headquarters.

A natural calamity or a man-made disaster, the Indian Army has always stood tall against all odds for the nation and her people.

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