Army Day 2021: Know about KM Cariappa - the First Indian to be appointed as Commander-in-Chief of Indian Army

Army Day marks the day when Lt Gen KM Carriappa became the first Indian appointed as Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army. It was back in January 15, 1949, when Carriappa took over as commander-in-chief of the Indian Army from General Francis Butcher, the last British commander-in-chief of India. Apart from that, the day also observed to celebrate the valor and honour those soldiers who have sacrificed their lives for India.

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