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ARMY DAY 2016 CELEBRATED IN INDIA IN REMEMBRANCE OF FIRST ARMY CHIEF KODANDERA MADAPPA CARIAPPA
January 16, 2016
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11.India celebrated its 68th Army Day. India’s Army Day 2016 was celebrated on January 15, 2016 which also the 68th Army Day of India.

2.On this occasions, Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi, Army Chief General Dalbir Singh, Navy Chief Admiral Robin Dhowan and Air Force Chief Arup Raha paid homage to the martyrs at Amar Jawan Jyoti, India Gate, New Delhi.

3.At the same time, soldiers who sacrificed their life for India in 2015 as well as soldiers who showed courage in the line of duty were awarded on January 15, 2016 (Army Day 2016).

4.Army Day in India is celebrated in the remembrance of Lieutenant General (later Field Marshal) Kodandera Madappa Cariappa who took over as the first Chief of Army Staff (CoAS) of Indian Army ( of Independent India) from General Sir Francis Butcher, the last Chief of Army Staff (CoAS) of British Indian Army, on January 15, 1949.