Jammu: Lt Gen JS Nain, General Officer Commanding, Rising Star Corps accompanied by Maj Gen Sharad Kapur, GOC, Tiger Division paid tributes to martyrs at Tiger War Memorial in Jammu on 15 Jan 2019 to commemorate 71st Indian Army Day. The celebrations were attended by several serving & retired officers, Junior Commissioned Officers & Jawans to pay homage to the brave soldiers who laid down their lives for the country. The ceremony revived proud memories of the supreme sacrifice of gallant soldiers and the indomitable spirit of Indian Army’s superb leadership and synergy.
Army Day is celebrated on 15 January every year. It was on this day in the year 1949 that Lt Gen KM Cariappa took over as the first Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army from General Sir Francis Butcher who was the last British commander-in-Chief of India. The day is celebrated in the form of parades & other military shows in the country.