Indian Army Day 2020: K M Cariappa Biography
Indian Army Day 2020: Today i.e. on 15 January 2020, the entire Indian people are celebrating 72nd Army Day. Today through this article you will be asked to understand the importance of Indian Army Day. The first question that almost comes to mind is why is Army Day celebrated only on 15 January? When and why Army Day (Indian Army Day 2020) was first observed. How it started etc.
K M Cariappa Biography
On 20 January 1949, that is today, Lieutenant General KM Cariappa took over as Commander in Chief. Earlier, the command of India was in the hands of the British of India and then there was a man named Commander-in-Chief General Francis Butcher. That is to say, in other words, on 20 January 1949, for the first time in India, an Indian citizen received the command of Commander in Chief of the Army, on which Army Day is celebrated every year.
Let me tell you, the Indian Army was formed in Kolkata in 1776 by the East India Company.
On the occasion of Army Day, many regiments of the Indian Army take part in the parade. With this, Army Day is celebrated with great pomp by taking out the tableaux.
KM Cariappa – The first officer in the country to be conferred with the title of Field Marshal. Cariappa led the Indian Army during the 1947 war between India and Pakistan.
On 28 April 1986, Cariappa was given the rank of Field Marshal. At the same time, during World War II, he was awarded the Order of the British Empire for entering the Burmese and licking the Japanese soldiers.
Cariappa retired from the army in 1953 and died in 1993 at the age of about 94.
The Indian Army started as a legion of the East India Company. Which later became the British Indian Army. And then it was named after the Indian Army.
Last year, a female officer led the parade on the occasion of Army Day. Lieutenant Bhavna Kasturi led the army parade. Salute is given to the Chief of Army Staff on the occasion of Army Day. But for the first time this year, a salute has been given to CDS General Bipin Rawat in place of Army Chief.