70th Indian Army Day

70th Indian Army day

Question: 70th Indian Army Day was celebrated across the country on January 15th, 2018. Who was the first commander of the Indian Army post-Independence?
(a) General Sam Manekshaw
(b) General K.M. Cariappa
(c)  General Jacob Hassan
(d) General Bipin Chandra Joshi
Answer: (b) 
Related Facts: 

  • On January 15th, 2018, 70th ‘Indian Army Day ‘was celebrated across the country.
  • Day is celebrated on January 15 very years in recognition of Lieutenant General (later Field Marshal) KM Cariappa taking over as the first Commander-in Chief of Indian Army.
  • Significantly, he took over the position of the Commander-in Chief from Sir Francis Butcher, the last British Commander this day in 1949.
  • On this occasion Army Chief Gen Bipin Rawat inspects the guard of honour during the Army Day Parade in New Delhi.


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