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72nd Army Day

Published on January 15, 2020
Current context: The 72nd Army Day is being celebrated across the country on 15th January 2020.
72nd Army Day 
  • The Army Day is celebrated every year to commemorate the day when General KM Carriappa took over the command of Army and became the first Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army after Independence.
  • The command was taken over from General Sir FRR Bucher, the last British Commander-in-Chief in 1949.
  • On this day, Army Day Parade is held at the Parade Ground in Delhi Cantonment along with this military shows are held at the national capital and headquarters.
  • This will be the first time that a woman Army officer, Tanai Sher Gill will lead the parade.
  • Gallantry award is given for outstanding performance during operations and peacetime by the Army Chief.
  • The Army was established on 1st April 1895.
  • Army Chief: General Manoj Mukund Naravane
  • Chief of Defence Staff: General Bipin Rawat
  • Air Force Chief: Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria
  • Navy Chief: Admiral Karambir Singh


Q.1 The Army Day is celebrated every year in India on __________? 
a. 5th January
b. 11th January
c. 15th January
d. 25th January

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