KM Cariappa Jayanti 2024
But 28 January, we celebrate Birth Anniversary of Field Marshal Kodandera M. CariappaThe Inaugural Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army, Recognized as a national hero, Cariappa’s vital role in shaping the Indian Army from colonial to independent India remains revered. His leadership established a strong and efficient military establishment during a critical transitional phase. Cariappa’s election marked an important milestone in the development of India’s defense sector. His enduring legacy serves as a beacon of inspiration, emphasizing the values of discipline, leadership and unwavering dedication to the nation. Know more about KM Cariappa below.
Who was KM Cariappa?
Field Marshal KM Cariappa was born January 28, 1899In Shaniwarsanthe, Coorg ProvinceIn a farming family of Kodava dynasty, affectionately known ‘Chimma,’ He received his education at Central High School in Madikeri and later attended Presidency College in Chennai, Inspired by the opportunity to serve in the army, Cariappa applied for training and joined the army Daily Cadet College in IndoreGraduated seventh in his class.
KM Cariappa’s brilliant career
Cariappa’s military career spanned nearly three decades, beginning with his service British Indian Army after the First World War. He rose through the ranks and became the first Indian officer to participate in Employee Colleges in Quetta And later Took command of 1/7 RajputsThe First Indian to lead a battalion,
during second World War, Cariappa distinguished himself Middle East and Burmais being made First Indian to command an Indian Army battalion, After independence, he served as Deputy Chief of the General Staff and conduct strategic operations to recapture key areas Kashmir,
Legacy and contributions
Cariappa’s legacy extends beyond his military achievements. he advocated Welfare of Ex-Servicemen, Indian Ex-Servicemen League (IESL) established in 1964 And playing an important role in rehabilitation initiatives. His commitment towards national security and the welfare of soldiers remained steadfast throughout his life.
Death and posthumous honor of KM Cariappa
After retiring in 1953Cariappa served as Indian High Commissioner to Australia and New Zealand Until 1956, He Died on 15 May 1993, leaving behind a legacy of dedication and service. In recognition of his outstanding contribution, the Government of India posthumously honored him The rank of Field Marshal on 28 April 1986.
Awards and decorations
- General Service Medal 1947
- Indian Independence Medal
- Order of the British Empire
- Burma Star
- War Medal 1939-1945
- Indian Service Medal
- Legion of Merit (Commander in Chief)
Important questions related to exam
Q1. When was Field Marshal KM Cariappa born?
Q2. In which military college did KM Cariappa study?
Q3. What were some of the notable achievements of KM Cariappa during his military career?
Q4. When did KM Cariappa die?
Q5. Which honors and awards were given to KM Cariappa posthumously?
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