Army Day is celebrated on January 15 every year in India.
Army Day is celebrated on January 15 every year in India. It marks the raising of the Indian Army as an independent fighting force. The Indian Army was raised on this day in 1887, when Lord Kitchener was appointed Commander-in-Chief of the British Indian Army by Queen Victoria. The army has grown from a force of 50,000 men to one of over 1.4 million active personnel and more than one million reserve personnel today.
The first Army Day was celebrated in 1947 after India gained independence from Britain. Since then, it has been observed annually with parades and other events to mark the achievements of the army and to honour its soldiers who have been killed or wounded while serving their country.