Narendra Modi, Rahul Gandhi and others salute forces on Army Day

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Rahul Gandhi and others took to Twitter to honour the indomitable valour and extreme courage of the armed forces on the occasion of Army Day.

The Army Day is annually celebrated on January 15. It marks the day in 1949 when Lt.Gen. K.M. Cariappa took over as the first commander-in-chief of the Indian Army from the last British commander-in-chief.

PM Narendra Modi tweeted

Army Chief Genral Dalbir Singh, Navy Chief Admiral Robin Dhowan and Air Force Chief Arup Raha paid homage to the martyrs by laying wreaths at the Amar Jawan Jyoti.

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi also greeted the armed forces and described them as defenders of 'billion hopes and dreams'.

The day is celebrated in the form of parades and other military shows in the national capital as well as all headquarters.

Army day is celebrated in the form of parades and other military shows in the national capital New Delhi as well as all headquarters. Army Day marks a day to salute the valiant soldiers who sacrificed their lives to protect the country.

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