Today on 15th January 2015, India celebrates its 67th Indian Army Day in the National Capital and also at different army headquarters across the country. This day is celebrated in honour of K.M. Carriappa who was the first Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army
Indian Army Day – Know Some Hidden Facts About The Indian Army
Today on 15th January 2015, India celebrates its 67th Indian Army Day in the National Capital and also at different army headquarters across the country.
This day is celebrated in honour of K.M. Carriappa who was the first Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army.
On this day, many army parades and military shows are organised to pay tribute to the diligent Indian Army. Indian army is one of the most sought- after military groups all over the world and so this day is to pay our tribute and homage to all the soldiers who served for the county and embraced martyrdom. There are still so many people who aspire to be a part of it and selflessly serve the country.
Along with this, the Indian Army has many hidden facts that not much people know about and will interest you a lot.
- The Indian Army is one of the largest functioning armies in the world with around 1,129,900 active troops and 960,000 reserved troops with all types of latest arms, ammunitions and artilleries. The Indian Army serves the country even at the highest battlefield of the world Siachen Glaciers.
- It is believed that the 61st Cavalry Regiment of the Indian Army is the largest non-ceremonial horse mounted cavalry unit remaining in the entire world. On every Republic Day and President’s Bodyguard Parade, you witness this cavalry.
- The Indian Army has also been the largest troop contributor for the UN Missions right from the start. The Indian Army has been a part of many UN Peacekeeping Missions and by now there have been more than 160,000 troops who have contributed to the mission.
- The Indian Amy has also proved its mettle during the battle of Rezang La in the 1962 Indo-Sino War. During the war, 13 Kumaon Regiment Battalion of just 120 soldiers killed 1300 Chinese soldiers and also kept off 6000 Chinese soldiers with heavy arms and ammunitions.
- The highest rank of army personnel is a 5-star rank known as the Field Marshal and is the ceremonial position of a great honour. By now only two people have been conferred with this rank namely K.M. Cariappa and Sam Manekshaw.
- On 29th April 2012, 2 regiments of the Indian Army entered the Guinness Book of World Records by carrying out a record breaking tree plantation program in which they planted 40,885 plants in an hour.
The whole of the Indian Military has always made us proud with their numerous achievements and their selfless dedication towards the country. In our eyes every soldier who is serving for the safety of the country is a true hero.
We Salute Our Heroes!