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Army Day: Service chiefs pay tribute at Amar Jawan Jyoti; Prez, PM greet troops

Army Day is celebrated on January 15 every year to mark Field Marshal K M Cariappa’s taking over as the first commander-in-chief of the Indian Army in 1949.

india Updated: Jan 15, 2018 11:41 IST
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Chief of Army Staff Bipin Rawat, Chief of the Naval Staff Sunil Lanba, and Air Chief Marshal B S Dhanoa pay homage at Amar Jawan Jyoti on the occasion of 70th ArmyDay 2018 on Monday.(ADG PI - INDIAN ARMY/ Twitter)

On the 70th Army Day, Chief of Army Staff Bipin Rawat, Chief of the Naval Staff Sunil Lanba, and Air Chief Marshal B S Dhanoa paid tribute at Amar Jawan Jyoti in New Delhi on Monday.

President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday greeted the officers and troops of the Indian Army on the occasion of Army Day.

The official Twitter handle of the President of India read,

Modi saluted the Army personnel who sacrificed their lives while serving the nation and said every citizen of the country has “unwavering trust and pride” in the Indian Army.

The prime minister wrote on his official Twitter handle,

Army Day is celebrated on January 15 every year to mark Field Marshal K M Cariappa’s taking over as the first commander-in-chief of the Indian Army from General Sir Francis Butcher in 1949.

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley also honoured the courage and bravery of the soldiers.

Union Minister Rajyavardhan Rathore posted,

Paying tribute to the soldiers, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi wrote,

Union Minister Smriti Irani posted,

Navy chief Admiral Sunil Lanba wrote,

Director General of the Indian Coast Guard also wished the army,

First Published: Jan 15, 2018 11:41 IST