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Army Day being celebrated today

New Delhi, Sun, 15 Jan 2012 ANI

New Delhi, Jan 15 (ANI): Army Day is being celebrated across the country on Sunday.


President Pratibha Devisingh Patil, Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh and Defence Minister A.K. Antony have greeted the personnel of the Indian Army on this occasion.


Chief of Army Staff, General V.K. Singh, laid a wreath at the Amar Jawan Jyoti here to mark the occasion this year.


General V.K. Singh on this historic occasion called upon each of the Army personnel to continue performing their duties with resolve, keeping the interest of the nation and army in the forefront.


He further said that the armed forces are ready to face any challenges.rmy Day is celebrated on 15 January every year in India, in recognition of Lieutenant General (later Field Marshal) K. M. Cariappa's taking over as the first Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army from Sir Francis Butcher, the last British commander, in 1948.


The day is celebrated in the form of parades and other military shows in national capital as well as all six Army Command headquarters.


Army Day marks a day to salute the valiant soldiers, who sacrificed their lives to protect the country. (ANI)


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