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#JaiJawan: Twitter pays tribute to real life heroes on #ArmyDay

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 14 February 2017, 5:16 IST

Today is the 68th Army Day.

It marks the day when in 1949, Lieutenant General (later Field Marshal) KM Cariappa took over as the first Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army from General Sir Francis Butcher, the last British Commander-in-Chief of India.

And to celebrate the day, netizens have taken to Twitter to honour real life heroes in one voice.

"Saluting the real heroes on #ArmyDay. Thank you for serving our country and protecting our freedoms!" tweeted a user.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted the armed forced with this tweet:

This is how Twitter is celebrating Army Day:
First published: 15 January 2016, 1:19 IST