Today India is celebrating the 73rd Indian Army Day in New Delhi. On the occasion of the 73rd Indian Army Day, the Indian Army will organize a marathon 'Vijay Run' to commemorate Swarnim Vijay Varsh celebrations of India's resounding victory over Pakistan in 1971.
Army day is a day celebrated to give honor and dedication to the Indian army who sacrifice their lives only to protect our nation. Every year on 15 January India used to celebrate Army day in recognition of Field Marshal Kodandera M. Cariappa's over as the first Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army from General Francis Bucher, the last British Commander-in-Chief of India, on 15 January 1949. He was the first Indian to be appointed as Commander-in-Chief. He took over the reins of the Indian Army from General Sir Francis Butcher, the last British Commander-in-Chief of India. He adopted the slogan 'Jail Hindi' which means 'Victory of India'.
Every year on this day celebration is done in the form of parades and other military shows in the national capital New Delhi as well as in all headquarters.