The Army Day parade will be held outside the national capital in 2023. Next year the parade will be held in Bengaluru on January 15. This shift came into affect as a part of the initiatives to hold major events outside the national capital region.
Army Day is held on January 15 every year to mark the taking over of first Indian officer as Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army on this day in 1949. “The next Army Day parade will be held in Bengaluru on January 15, 2023. This would be the first time ever that the Army Day parade would be shifted outside the national capital,” an Army official said.
The Indian Air Force held its Air Force Day parade and flypast in Chandigarh as part of the activities carried out in accordance with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s directions to mark national and military events outside of Delhi.
The wreath-laying ceremony at the National War Memorial took place the day before Air Force Day on October 7 due to the site change. The officials stated that the Army would do the same.