In a first, the Army Day Parade on January 15 next year will be held in Bengaluru.
Story so far: As a part of the initiative to hold major events outside the national capital region, the Army Day parade next year will be held in Bengaluru. Army Day is celebrated on January 15 every year to mark the taking over of the first Indian officer as Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army on this day in 1949.
- Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s directive to celebrate national and military events outside Delhi has led to this decision.
A new initiative: Due to this initiative, the Indian Air Force celebrated its Air Force Day parade and flypast in Chandigarh. The wreath laying at the National War Memorial was also held one day before this event due to the change in venue.