15th January 2018: 70th Army Day

The 70th Army Day is being celebrated today (15th January 2018). The day is celebrated to pay homage and salute to the courageous and brave Indian soldiers who have been sacrificing their lives for protecting the country. 

Every year on this day, the ‘Army Day’ is celebrated to commemorate the day when General (later Field Marshal) K.M Carriappa took over the command of Army from General Sir F.R.R Bucher, the last British Commander-in-Chief in 1949 and became the first Commander-in-Chief of Indian Army post Independence.
Static/Current Takeaways Important for Canara Bank PO Exam 2018-
  • Chief of the Army Staff- General Bipin Rawat. 
  • The Indian Army is the land-based branch and the largest component of the Indian Armed Forces.
  • The President of India is the Supreme Commander of the Indian Army.
Source- DD News