Its 74th Army Day today, PM Modi greets in this manner

New Delhi: Today is a day of great significance for the Indian Army, as the Indian Army is celebrating its 74th Army Day today. On this occasion, Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted and congratulated the brave soldiers on Army Day. On this day in the year 1949, Field Marshal KM Cariappa took command of the Indian Army from General Francis Butcher.


Butcher was the last British Commander-in-Chief of India. K.M. Cariappa became the first Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army after taking over the command of the Army. The day is celebrated as 'Army Day' every year to commemorate Cariappa taking over as the top commander of the Indian Army. Speaking on the occasion, PM Modi tweeted, "Best wishes on the occasion of Army Day, especially to our courageous soldiers, respected veterans and their families. The Indian Army is known for its bravery and professionalism. Words cannot do justice to the invaluable contribution of the Indian Army towards national safety.''


In another tweet, PM Modi said, "Indian Army personnel serve in hostile terrains and are at the forefront of helping fellow citizens during a humanitarian crisis, including natural disasters. India is proud of the stellar contribution of the Army in Peacekeeping Missions overseas as well.''

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