New Delhi: The Army Wednesday showcased its military might and some of its state-of-the-art assets at the 72nd Army Day parade held at Cariappa Parade Ground in Delhi Cantonment.
Army Chief Gen M.M. Naravane, Air Chief Marshal R.K.S. Bhadauria, Navy Chief Admiral Karambir Singh and Chief of Defence Staff Gen Bipin Rawat were among those present.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted army personnel on Twitter, calling them the “pride of India”.
“The Indian Army 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.
This year’s parade also saw its first woman parade adjutant. Captain Tania Shergil, who is an officer with Army’s Corps of Signals, led the all-men contingents.
The Army Day is celebrated on 15 January every year to mark Lt Gen K.M. Cariappa becoming the first Indian commander-in-chief of the Army in 1949. He took over from General Francis Butcher, the last British commander-in-chief of India.
With inputs from PTI.