PRESS INFORMATION BUREAU (DEFENCE WING)
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
‘हर काम देश के नाम’
*Western Command Celebrates Army Day*
Chandigarh: Jan 15, 2023
Army Day is celebrated on 15 January every year to honour the valour of soldiers of the army and their selfless service towards safeguarding the nation and its citizens. It commemorates the appointment of the first Indian Commander-in-Chief, General KM Cariappa, OBE (later Field Marshal) who succeeded the last British Commander-in-Chief General Francis Roy Bucher, on this very day in 1948. Bengaluru will host the upcoming Army Day parade on 15 January 2023 in tune with the decision to hold such events of national importance outside the national capital so that they get wider visibility and have greater participation of citizens as well as attract the youth.
The occasion was marked by a Wreath Laying Ceremony at “Veer Smriti”, Chandimandir. Lt Gen Vijay B Nair, SM, Chief of Staff, Headquarters Western Command laid the wreath on behalf of all ranks of the Western Command and paid homage to the valiant heroes. On this day, Western Command reaffirms its commitment and firm resolve to ensure safety, security and sanctity of the Nation and its borders.