71st Army Day 2019: PM Modi, President Kovind Salute Country’s Valiant Heroes

71st Army Day 2019: PM Modi, President Kovind Salute Country’s Valiant Heroes: – Indian Army is celebrating its 71st Army Day on this Monday. The Army Day which is touted as a big day is rejoiced and celebrated in recognition of  Field Marshal K M Cariappa‘s taking over as India’s first commander in chief from General Francis Butcher.

General Francis Butcher was the last British commander in chief who really contributes a lot in the sector of the Indian army to declare the 15th January as the Army Day.

Though India received its independence and freedom on 15th August 1947, it took almost one year and four months for any Indian officer to take the charge of being an Indian Army. 71st Army Day 2019 Quotes

The reins of Indian Army then transferred to Carriappa on Jan 15, 1949. Indian Army also pays homage to soldiers on this Army Day who contributed and sacrificed their lives for the country and its pride.

Fondly regarded as the Kipper among the Army fraternity, Cariappa also received a post of Field Marshal along with Sam Manekshaw. Kipper made an outstanding and remarkable contribution when he was ordered to being witnessed the partition of undivided India in 1947.

Afterward of the partition of India, the war that took place soon eventually between India and Pakistan.

PM Modi, President Kovind Salute Brave Jawans

The honorable Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the President Ram Nath Kovind took to Twitter to extend their greetings and wishes on the 71st anniversary of Army Day.

The honorable Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the President Ram Nath Kovind also salute the martyrs on the occasion of Army Day.

“On Army Day, I convey greetings to the soldiers, veterans and their families. Every citizen of India has unwavering trust and pride in our Army, which protects the nation and is also at the forefront of humanitarian efforts during times of natural disasters and other accidents,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi writes on his official page of the micro-blogging site.

“On Army Day, greetings to the valiant men and women of the Indian Army, to veterans and to families of those who have worn the uniform. You are our nation’s pride, the sentinels of our liberty. Citizens sleep securely knowing you are ever awake and ever vigilant,” President Ram Nath Kovind stated about this special day.

Here’ are memorable and crucial facts about Indian Army

  • Indian Army is the biggest army in the world so the whole world is proud of the Indian armed forces. It is headed by the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), a four-star General. At present General Bipin Rawat is COAS.
  • Indian Army received a good award and ranking in the field of the marshal to only two officers. Sam Mankeshaw (in 1973) and K M Cariappa (1986) the duo was conferred the rank of Field Marshal, a five-star rank that is a ceremonial position was in gratitude and reorganization of their service.
  • The Indian Army originated from several and different of East India Company who was set up to fight on different fronts. Indian soldiers in British Army fought Anglo-Afghan wars who took part in both first and second world wars. So gradually the Indian army became the British India Army and finally received its name the Indian Army post independence of the nation.
  • Indian Army is the 2nd largest standing army in the whole globe, with around reportedly 1, 129, 900 active troops and 960,000 reserve troops respectively.
  • The Indian Army, till date, delivers a voluntary service. Though a provision for military conscription was made in the Constitution, which never has been imposed.
  • The headquartered of the Indian Army is situated in New Delhi, fields 35 Divisions within 13 Corps. The army operates 6 operational commands and 1 training command respectively.