General Bipin Rawat, who recently took over as Army Chief, also extended his best wishes on the occasion.
Large number of serving, veteran and civil dignitaries paid homage to martyrs at the Vijay Smarak or victory memorial at Fort William, headquarters of the Army's Eastern Command in Kolkata.
Greetings to all soldiers, veterans & their families on Army Day. We salute the courage & invaluable service of the Indian Army.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) January 15, 2017
We remember with great pride all the sacrifices made by our Army. They put their lives at risk so that 125 crore Indians live peacefully.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) January 15, 2017
Army Day is celebrated on January 15.
"Greetings, Salutations and Celebration of grit, courage and professionalism"— Vijay Kumar Singh (@Gen_VKSingh) January 15, 2017
Proud of Indian Army and its valiant members
Happy Army day.
The Indian Army celebrates Army Day on January 15 to mark the anniversary of Lieutenant General K M Cariappa taking over as the first Indian Commander-in-Chief of Army from General Sir Francis Butcher in 1949.
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