Army Chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane inspects Army Day parade

By Shgun S -- January 15, 2022 12:59 pm -- Updated:January 15, 2022 1:06 pm

Indian Army Chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane on Saturday inspected the customary parade staged at Cariappa Parade Ground in New Delhi on the occasion of Army Day.

General MM Naravane also distributed awards and unit citations, meanwhile, the Indian Army released a video showcasing the valour of the forces.

Major Anil Kumar and Major Mahinder Singh were honoured with Sena medals.

Earlier on the day, Army Chief General MM Naravane, Air Force Chief Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari and Navy Chief Admiral R Hari Kumar paid their respects at the National War Memorial in Delhi to observe Army Day.

The chiefs of the armed forces also laid a wreath at the war memorial.

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Army Day is annually observed on January 15 to honour the first Indian Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army, Field Marshal Kodandera M Cariappa. On this day in 1949, he took over as Commander-in-Chief of India from General Sir Francis Butcher, the last British Commander-in-Chief of India.

On the occasion of Army Day, President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Home Minister Amit Shah also greeted soldiers, veterans and their families.

PM Modi praised the Indian Army's bravery and professionalism, saying that words cannot do justice to their invaluable contribution towards national safety.

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-PTC News

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