Army Day Special Shaurya Ko Salam

Army Day Special Shaurya Ko Salam
15-January 2022........... 2 Comment(s)

Army Day - Shaurya Ko Salam - All You Need To Know About Sena Diwas

Every year on 15th January, India celebrates "Sena Diwas" to honour the achievements of the Indian Army and to recognize the sacrifices of warriors who died while protecting the country. On 15th January 1949, Field Marshal Kodandera M. Cariappa succeeded General Francis Bucher as the first Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army. Since then, every year on January 15, Indian Army Day is marked in recognition of the country's first Commander-in-Chief. This year, India will celebrate the 74th Indian Army Day with a military parade and other military demonstrations at the Cariappa Parade Ground in Delhi Cantonment.

Significance of Sena Diwas

  • This year, India marks the 74th Indian Army Day, also known as "Sena Diwas," by recognizing the Indian Army's glory and the supreme sacrifices made by its Bravehearts.

  • On 15 January 1949, Field Marshal Kodandera M. Cariappa took over as commander-in-chief of the Indian Army, succeeding General Francis Butcher, the last British commander-in-chief of the Indian Army.

  • The transition of authority from the British to India is seen as a major milestone in Indian history, and Army Day is commemorated to honour the troops who have sacrificed their lives for the country.

  • Parades and other military exhibitions are organized in the national capital, New Delhi, as well as at all military headquarters to salute the brave warriors.

  • Following the commemoration, a grand parade with military exercises, new defence technologies, and achievements begins in the Delhi cantonment.

  • On this historic day, gallantry awards are presented out, and people pay tribute to the martyred Indian army personnel at the "Amar Jawan Jyoti" at India Gate.

Know About Field Marshal Kodandera Madappa Cariappa

  • Field Marshal Kodandera Madappa Cariappa born on 28 January 1899 was the first Indian Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army. 

  • He was appointed Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army in 1949 and led Indian forces on the Western Front during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1947. 

  • Field Marshal Cariappa is one of only two officers in the Indian Army to hold the five-star rank of Field Marshal, the other being Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw.

  • Field Marshal Cariappa joined the British Indian Army immediately after World War I ended, and he had a remarkable military career that lasted over three decades.

  • He was the first Indian to attend the Staff College in Quetta, the first Indian to command a battalion, and one of the first two Indians to attend the Imperial Defence College in Camberley.

  • Cariappa was the commander of the Indian Army's Eastern and Western Commands before becoming the first Indian Commander-in-Chief.


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