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On January 15, Army Day is celebrated every year. In 1949, on this day, Field Marshal Kodandera M Cariappa took over as the first Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army from General Sir Francis Butcher, who was the last British Commander-in-Chief of India. Army Day is celebrated to salute the brave soldiers of the country.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi extended his wishes to the Indian Army on the occasion of the Army Day 2020 and said that our Army has risen to the occasion and has done everything possible to help people in need.

Taking to Twitter, Modi shared a video posted by Chinar Corps of Indian Army, featuring Army persons and civilians carrying an expecting mother, Shamima on a stretcher through heavy snow.

“Our Army is known for its valour and professionalism. It is also respected for its humanitarian spirit. Whenever people have needed help, our Army has risen to the occasion and done everything possible. Proud of our Army. I pray for good health of Shamima and her child,” Modi tweeted.

President Ram Nath Kovind and leaders from across the parties, sports personalities and celebs also tweeted their praise about the Indian Army.

“On Army Day, greetings to the valiant men and women of the Indian Army, to veterans and to their families. You are our nation’s pride, the sentinels of our liberty. Your immense sacrifice has secured our sovereignty, brought glory to our nation and protected our people. Jai Hind!” President Ram Nath Kovind tweeted.

The Defence Minister Rajnath Singh shared a photo with the Indian Army personnel on his Twitter handle.

“On Army Day today, I salute all the valiant Indian Army personnel and recall with pride their indomitable spirit, valour and sacrifices in making India a safer place. #ArmyDay2020,” Mr Singh tweeted.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi also extended wishes on Army Day.

Earlier today, Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat along with Army chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane, Chief of the Air Staff Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria and Navy Chief Admiral Karambir Singh paid tributes at the National War Memorial on the occasion of Army Day, 2020.


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