Indian army soldiers march during a dress rehearsal for the Republic Day parade
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Salute to the warriors of the Indian Army
The regiments of the Indian army were incorporated from the armies of the princely states, after independence. Every unit and regiment therefore has a historic significance, even from the pre-independence era. It is one such regiment in parade that you see on today’s homepage, to commemorate Indian Army Day. The force was originally formed as a part of the British Indian Army, as were the Royal Indian Air Force, and the Royal Indian Navy.