Indian Army Day is a national Indian holiday dedicated to the country’s army. It is celebrated on January 15 every year. The holiday was created as a symbol of the transition of the army in 1949 under the leadership of Field Marshal K.M. Cariappé. It is worth noting that India gained independence two years earlier.
The high combat effectiveness of the Indian army was observed even during the existence of the Indus Valley Civilization. It dates back to 3 BC. Much later, there were many dynasties, such as Maurya and Gupta, for example, who also paid great attention to the training of their warriors. And they turned out pretty well!
After the East India Company, the country was divided into presidencies, as a result of which a single army was also divided. However, this did not prevent the military forces from maintaining a high level of training.
During the two World Wars, thousands of Indians died serving in the British Army. After 1945, a series of riots swept the country, the army and society were against dependence on Britain. As a result, India soon gained independence, and a single army was created in 1949 – in honor of this event, the Indian Army Day was created.
- There are 1,5 million soldiers in the Indian army today.
- The country’s army is divided into land, air and sea units.
- The draft age is 18-27 years.
How to celebrate
Congratulate relatives or friends on Indian Army Day if one of them is a member of the Indian Armed Forces. Read on the Internet information about the successful military operations carried out by the Indian army. Visit local museums of military glory.
Share information about the holiday on social networks. Congratulate all military personnel on Indian Army Day.
When is Indian Army Day celebrated in 2023?
Indian Army Day is observed on January 15 each year.