In Pictures: India celebrates 71st Army Day

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The Army Day is celebrated in India every year on January 15. The day is celebrated as Army Day because Field Marshal Kodandera M Cariappa had taken over as the first Indian Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army on January 15, 1949. He took over the reign from General Sir Francis Butcher, the last British Commander-in-Chief of India.

The 71st Army Day parade was held at Field Marshal K M Cariappa Parade Ground, Delhi Cantonment.

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