India, Jan. 15 -- The 1.2 million strong Indian Army celebrates the 72nd Army Day, the first of the new decade, with pride, parades, ceremonies and paying homage to the martyrs in cantonments across the country.

The celebrations establish a connection between serving and veteran soldiers, who flock the cantonments displaying their medals on their chests, proud of the service they have rendered to the army and the nation. Reminiscing many battles fought and their contributions in ensuring the security of the nation and its people, each story is narrated to motivate the serving soldiers to live and die for the ' NAM NAMAK AND NISHAN' of their units, regiments, the army and the country.

Veterans on this special day take pride in narrating ...