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Army Day in India

Army Day in India is held on January 15. This event in the second decade of the month January is annual. Help us Help us 
15 January - Army Day in India
On January 15 in 1949, Lieutenant General KM Cariappa became the first Indian to take over the post of commander-in-chief of the Indian Army from the last British Commander of India, General Francis Butcher.
Indian Army was formed by the East India Company (EIC) in 1776 in Kolkata. In the First World War, the Indian Army was 161,000 strong.
Today, the Indian Armed Forces are under the management of the Ministry of Defence of the Government of India. With strength of over 1.4 million active personnel, it is the world's second-largest military force and has the world's largest volunteer army.

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