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Today, India is celebrating the 72 Army Day. On this day in the year 1949, India's last British commander-in-chief General Francis Butcher was replaced by the then Lieutenant General KM Cariappa as commander-in-chief of the Indian Army. Cariappa later became the field marshal. The Indian Army was formed in Kolkata by the East India Company in 1776. The Indian Army has 53 cantonments and 9 army bases. Several army squads and regiments participate in the parade on the occasion of Army Day. With this, many tableaux are also extracted. Army Day is celebrated with every great fanfare. 

KM Cariappa was the first officer who was given the title of Field Marshal. He led the Indian Army in the Indo-Pak War in the year 1947. General Cariappa was awarded the rank of Field Marshal on 28th April 1986. He was given the prestigious medal of the Order of the British umpire to defeat the Japanese in Burma in the Second World War. Cariappa retired in the year 1953 and died at the age of 94 years in 1993. The Indian Army was launched as a military contingent of the East India Company. Later, it became the British Indian Army, and then the Indian Army was renamed. Let us say that the Indian Army was formed in Kolkata by the East India Company in 1776. The Indian Army has a distinct identity all over the world.

The parade was led by a woman officer on the occasion of Army Day last year. Lt. Bhavna Musk had led the army parade. The army chief is saluted on the occasion of Army Day. Born at a place called Shanivarsanthe in Coorg, Karnataka, on 28th January 1899, field Marshal Cariappa started his job in the British Indian Army at the age of 20. His father was a revenue officer at Kodandera Madikeri. Apart from Cariappa, he had three brothers and two sisters. He married Muthu Machia in the year 1937. He had a son and a daughter. Cariappa's son C. Cariappa was also an officer in the Indian Air Force. He also wrote his father's biography, named 'Field Marshal KM Cariappa.' He started a job in the Army in the post of second lieutenant. He was in the Rajput Regiment. Cariappa led the Army on the western border in the Indo-Pak War of the year 1947. He was appointed as the Army Chief of India on 15th January 1949. This is the occasion of Army Day on 15th January every year. In the year 1953, Cariappa retired from the Army. However, even after retirement, he was somehow associated with the Army.

In the year 1953, Cariappa retired from the Army. He passed away in Bengaluru on 15th May 1993, but he will always be immortal in the hearts of Indians. Let us say that the post of Field Marshal is supreme in the Indian Army. These posts are given in honor. So far, this rank was given to only two officers in Indian history. One of them is Marshall Cariappa.

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