Salute to our gallant Armymen on the 70th Army DayOn 15th January, 1949, General (later Field Marshal) K.M. Cariappa became the first Indian Chief of the Indian Army. To commemorate this historic event, Indian Army celebrates Army Day every year on 15th January. As I am writing this post, Army Chief General Bipin Rawat is inspecting the Parade and taking salute at the Cariappa Parade Ground in New Delhi.
On Army Day, I salute the Armymen and veterans of Indian Army. On this day, I pray that the Indian Army must create terror in the hearts of the enemies (both external and internal) of the country, be a source of constant inspiration to our friends and citizens of the country. We must take a pledge on this day not to belittle or ridicule this great Army and its great soldiers in any manner.