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For the first time since 1949, the Army Day parade is conducted outside of Delhi, in this city.

The 75th Army Day festivities will go off with a wreath-laying ceremony at the Madras Engineering War Memorial, where Major General Pandey will pay tribute to the bravehearts.
New Delhi: The Army Day Parade has been shifted out of Delhi this year and is now taking place in Bengaluru. Army Day is not being observed in the nation’s capital for the first time since 1949.
Every year on January 15, General (later Field Marshal) KM Cariappa takes over command of the Indian Army from General Sir FRR Bucher, the final British Commander-in-Chief in 1949, and becomes the first Indian Commander-in-Chief of Independent India.
The 75th Army Day festivities began with a wreath-laying ceremony at the Madras Engineering War Memorial, where Major General Pande paid tribute to the bravehearts. This year’s events will be overseen by the Southern Command, which is located in Pune. The parade commemorates the ceremonial takeover of the Indian Army by its first Indian Commander-in-Chief, Field Marshal K M Cariappa, who replaced his British predecessor on January 15, 1949.
“Because the inaugural Army Chief, Brigadier General K M Cariappa, took command of the Indian Army from General Sir Francis Roy Bucher, the last British Commanding officer, in 1949, thus becoming the first Indian Commanding officer post-independence,” Parade Commander Major General Ravi Murugan told reporters, as according PTI.
The parade will feature up to eight contingents, including an Army Service Corps mounted contingent and a military band comprised of five regimental bands. The military exhibition will also include band performances, bike feats, and skydiving. Army aviation Dhruv and Rudra helicopters will also fly over the event.
The parade will feature a variety of armament systems, including K9 Vajra self-propelled cannons, Pinaka rockets, T-90 tanks, BMP-2 Infantry Fighting Vehicle, Tunguska Air Defence System, 155mm Bofors guns, light attack vehicles, and Swathi Radar.
The Army Day parade, which used to be held in Delhi, is now being staged in Bengaluru, Karnataka, on Sunday. Since its commencement in 1949, this is the first time the procession has been staged outside of Delhi.
The stunning military spectacle includes bike feats, skydiving, and band presentations. There will also be eight marching contingents, including one mounted, during the event.

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