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Armed Forces Flag Day 2023: Theme, Significance And History

Utkarsh Classes Last Updated 08-12-2023
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Armed Forces Flag Day is celebrated every year on 7 December to commemorate the contributions and sacrifices of the Indian Armed Forces. This day is observed to honour the valour, courage and unwavering dedication of the men and women serving in the Indian Army, Air Force and Navy.

  • It has been celebrated every year since 7 December 1949 as an annual festival. The day commemorates the sacrifices made by many Armed Forces Personnel in the line of duty.

Armed Forces Flag Day 2023 Theme:

  • This year, no specific theme has been decided for the Armed Forces Flag Day.

History of Armed Forces Flag Day: 

  • Armed Forces Flag Day has its roots on December 7, 1949. It was first celebrated to honour the soldiers serving in the Indian Armed Forces and express gratitude towards the veterans.
  • This day was officially established to remember the sacrifices made by military personnel in protecting the integrity and sovereignty of the country.
  • Over the years, Armed Forces Flag Day has evolved into an important annual event, reminding citizens of the courage shown by the armed forces.

Significance of Armed Forces Flag Day:

  • Armed Forces Flag Day holds significance as a day dedicated to raising funds for the welfare of the soldiers of the Indian Armed Forces.
  • It serves as a platform for citizens to contribute to the well-being of soldiers who selflessly dedicate their lives to protect the nation.

Another significance of 7th December:

  • The attack on Karachi port on 7 December 1971, codenamed Operation Trident, was a decisive operation that destroyed the Pakistani Navy's Western Fleet. This day played a significant role in India's victory in the 1971 war. Celebrating this day as Armed Forces Flag Day provides a fitting tribute to the valour and strategic brilliance of the Indian Navy.
  • The President of India is the supreme commander of the Indian Army, Indian Navy and Indian Air Force.

Indian Army:

  • Established: 1 April 1895
  • Current Army Chief: General Manoj Pande
  • Army Day: 15 January

Indian Navy:

  • Established: 26 January 1950
  • It comes under the “central” defence ministry.
  • Current Chief of Naval Staff: Admiral R. Hari Kumar
  • Navy Day: 4 December

Indian Air Force:

  • Established: 8 October 1932
  • Chief of Air Staff: Air Chief Marshal VR Choudhary
  • Air Force Day: 8 October


Answer:- 7th December

Answer:- 15 January

Answer:- 4th December

Answer:- 8th October
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