In pictures: Indian Army Day Celebrations
Every year, January 15 is celebrated as the Army Day in India. On this day in 1949, Lieutenant General KM Cariappa took over as the first Indian Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army from General Sir Francis Butcher, the last British Commander-in-Chief of India.
The 72nd Army Day Parade, held at New Delhi's Cariappa Parade Ground on Wednesday was attended by Army Chief Gen M M Naravane, Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria, Navy Chief Admiral Karambir Singh and Chief of Defence Staff Gen Bipin Rawat.
It marked the first time a woman led the contingent. Army's Captain Tania Shergil was the Parade Adjutant this year.
It was also the first time that a chief of defence staff is attending the parade.