Service chiefs pay tributes on Army Day
The nation is on Thursday marking the Army Day.
New Delhi: The nation is on Thursday marking the Army Day.
All three service chiefs – Army Chief General Dalbir Singh Suhag, Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Robin K Dhowan and Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha – paid tributes at the Amar Jawan Jyoti here at India Gate this morning.
The chiefs also lay floral wreath at the Amar Jawan Jyoti remembering the martyred soldiers and thereafter signed the record book at the India Gate.
This was followed by Army Parade amidst intense fog. The service chiefs saluted the Army during the parade.
Army Day is observed on January 15 every year.
"The day is of great significance and is observed to commemorate the assumption of the appointment of Lt Gen (later Field Marshal) KM Cariappa as the first Indian Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army, in 1949," Udhampur-based spokesman of the Northern Command, Col S D Goswami said.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi also greeted the Indian Army on the occasion. Modi tweeted saying, "On Army Day I salute the indomitable courage and valour of our Army. We are extremely proud of their dedication and determination."