Armed Forces Veterans Day: 14 January

Armed Forces Veterans Day is observed each year on 14th January. The day is being celebrated since 2017. The day was initially called Armistice Day. This day is observed to mark the respect and recognition of the services rendered by Field Marshal KM Cariappa OBE – the first Indian Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Armed Forces who retired on 14 Jan 1953. The 4th Armed Forces Veterans Day is celebrated at Chandimandir Cantonment located in the Panchkula district, Haryana.

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  • Chief of the Army Staff: Manoj Mukund Naravane.


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