Images of India : Army Day Celebrations…

armyArmy daredevils display their skills on motorcycles during the Army Day parade in New Delhi. India celebrated the 68th anniversary of the formation of its national army with soldiers from various regiments and artillery on display (Jan 15). On this day, 69 years ago, Lieutenant General (later Field Marshal) K. M. Cariappa took over as the first Commander-in-Chief of the Army of a newly-minted India. He took over from General Sir Francis Butcher, the last British Commander-in-Chief of India.