Army commemorates 62nd foundation day

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New Delhi, Jan 15 (ANI): The Indian army commemorated its 62nd Foundation Day, by paying homage to its martyrs at the 'Amar Jawan Jyoti' in the national capital on Friday.

'Amar Jawan Jyoti', the eternal flame, burns beneath the arch to honour the memory of the soldiers.

Chiefs of the three wings of the armed forces, Army Chief General Deepak Kapoor, Navy Chief Admiral Nirmal Verma and chief of the Air staff, Air Chief Marshal PV Naik offered floral tributes at the Amar Jawan Jyoti.

Various other functions are also being organised across the country to mark the occasion.

Army Day is observed every year on January 15 to commemorate Field Marshal K.M. Cariappa's taking over as the Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army from Sir Francis Butcher, the last British commander, in 1949. (ANI)

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