• 16 Jul, 2024

76th Indian Army Day: A proud moment for all Indians

76th Indian Army Day: A proud moment for all Indians

India will observe its 76th Army Day on January 15 in a marked departure from custom. Rather than the traditional big procession in Delhi Cantonment, Lucknow will host this year's inaugural celebration. A fresh chapter in the remembrance of this momentous day in Indian military history has been added by the Center's strategic choice to move crucial events to other parts of the country. 

Why is January 15th designated as Indian Army Day? 

Every day on this day, people celebrate Army Day in remembrance of General (later Field Marshal) KM Cariappa, who succeeded General Sir FRR Bucher, the final British Commander-in-Chief, as the commander of the Indian Army in 1949. He rose to become Independent India's first Indian Commander-in-Chief. 

For the 76th Indian Army Day, what is the theme? 

The Indian Army will commemorate 2024 as the "Year of Technology Absorption," according to a statement made by the Chief of Army Staff. This initiative highlights the Army's commitment to using technology as a driving force behind revolutionary transformation. 


"Warfare's nature is always evolving. Last year, we started a comprehensive transformation process to better position ourselves for the future. We've advanced well and reached a number of significant turning points. Our efforts in capability building are based on the foundation of Atmanirbharta, to which we are devoted. As part of the Transformation Roadmap, the transformation into a contemporary, flexible, adaptable, and technologically advanced force that is prepared for the future will continue, according to General Manoj Pande. 


Everyone saluted the Indian Army along with PM Modi. 

On this day, many prominent figures have wished the armed forces well via social media, including President Droupadi Murmu, Prime Minister Modi, General Manoj Pande, and others. 


On Army Day, earlier, General Manoj Pande honored the warriors who gave their lives for the country. 


"On the occasion of Army Day 2024, I convey my felicitations and warm wishes to all ranks of the Indian Army, civilian employees, Veterans and their families. We solemnly remember and pay homage to our comrades who have laid down their lives in service of the nation. Their supreme sacrifice shall always inspire us," he said. 


On January 15, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Droupdai Murmu sent their best wishes to Indian Army soldiers in honor of Army Day. 

The President who is the Supreme Commander of the Armed forces in her address to the Indian Army said, "I extend my warm felicitations to the Indian Army on the occasion of Army Day 2024." 


"The security of the nation is greatly enhanced by the Indian Army. Throughout wartime, counterterrorism, counterinsurgency, and other national emergencies, the Indian Army has always acted with professionalism. President Murmu stated in her statement that “the men and women of the Indian Army have demonstrated exemplary leadership and selfless devotion, which is admirable.” 

In his letter to the Indian Army, Prime Minister Modi expressed his gratitude for the force's contribution throughout difficult and tragic times. 

"The courageous men of the Indian Army have bravely carried out their duties, whether it is fending off external threats or providing assistance during natural disasters. The Indian Army has established a reputation for itself as a disciplined and formidable force worldwide, the prime minister added