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Armed Forces Veterans Day celebrated on 14th January

The Armed Force Veterans’ Day is celebrated on January 14 every year since 2017 as a mark of respect to and in recognition of the services rendered by Field Marshal KM Cariappa, OBE, the first Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army, retired on 14th January 1953.

The day also commemorate the selfless devotion and sacrifice of the veterans who laid down their lives in the defence of the nation. The event is celebrated to strengthen the bond between serving personnel and the veterans. Around 200 personnel attended the event.