Jaisalmer/Bhubaneswar: On the occasion of Indian Army Day, the world’s largest national flag made of ‘khadi’ was unfurled along the India-Pakistan border in Rajasthan’s Jaisalmer on Saturday.
The flag was 225 feet long and 150 feet wide.
A similar flag was unfurled in Leh in October, 2021. Indian Army’s Fire and Fury Corps organised a historic event at Leh Garrison, where a monumental national flag was unfurled by R.K. Mathur, LG of Ladakh, on the hill overlooking Leh valley.
Indian Army Day is celebrated on January 15 every year to honour the valour of the soldiers of the army and their selfless service towards safeguarding the nation and its citizens.
The Indian Army was officially established on April 1, 1895. However, it was only in 1949 when the country got its first chief. On January 15, 1949, Lieutenant General KM Cariappa took over as the first Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army from General Fransis Bucher, the last British Commander-in-Chief. Since then, the day is celebrated as Army Day.
(With IANS inputs)