PM Modi salutes forces on Army Day

New Delhi: Honouring the indomitable valour and extreme courage of the armed forces, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday greeted the forces on the occasion of Army Day.

The Army Day is annually celebrated on January 15. It marks the day in 1949 when Lt.Gen. K.M. Cariappa took over as the first commander-in-chief of the Indian Army from the last British commander-in-chief.

“Saluting the indomitable valour, determination & dedication of our Army on Army Day,” Prime Minister Modi tweeted.

Army Chief Genral Dalbir Singh, Navy Chief Admiral Robin Dhowan and Air Force Chief Arup Raha paid homage to the martyrs by laying wreaths at the Amar Jawan Jyoti.

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi also greeted the armed forces and described them as defenders of ‘billion hopes and dreams’.

“My tribute to our soldiers, officers and ex-servicemen on Army Day. You fight for India’s freedom &liberty, and lay down your lives to defend a billion hopes &dreams.You make us proud,” he tweeted.

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

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