New Delhi, January 15: Army Day is observed every year to salute the brave soldiers who gave their lives to protect the country. The day is observed on January 15 and on the occasion of Army Day today, President Ram Nath Kovind, PM Narendra Modi, Piyush Goyal, Sunil Deodhar and others have extended greetings to the valiant men and women of the Indian Army

On Army Day, the Indian Army has organized a marathon - Vijay Run - to "commemorate Swarnim Vijay Varsh celebrations of India's resounding victory over Pakistan in 1971." The Army Day is celebrated every year on January 15 to commemorate Field Marshal Kodandera M. Cariappa's taking over as the first Indian Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army from General Sir Francis Butcher.

Ram Nath Kovind message on Army Day

PM Narendra Modi's greeting:

BJP tweeting from his handle to wish people:

Check Piyush Goyal's message: 

Sunil Deodhar's message on the occasion of Indian Army

On the occasion of the Army Day, a special parade is organised every year at the Cariappa Parade Ground of Delhi Cantonment.

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