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Army pride of India, salute soldiers: PM Narendra Modi tweets on Army Day

The Army Day is celebrated on January 15 every year to mark the taking over as commander-in-chief of the Indian Army by then Lt Gen K M Carriappa in 1949

Army Day | Indian Army | Narendra Modi

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Narendra Modi
(Source: PTI)

Prime Minister on Wednesday greeted army personnel on the Army Day, saying they are the pride of India.

"The is the pride of Mother India. On the occasion of Army Day, I salute the indomitable courage, valour of all the soldiers of the country," he wrote on Twitter.

The is celebrated on January 15 every year to mark the taking over as commander-in-chief of the by then Lt Gen K M Carriappa in 1949 from General Francis Butcher, the last British Commander-in-Chief of India.

Carriappa later became a Field Marshal.

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First Published: Wed, January 15 2020. 15:00 IST