Armed Forces Flag Day

  • Armed Forces Flag Day (Flag Day of India) has been observed annually in India on December 7 since 1949 as an honour to the soldiers, sailors and airmen of India who fought on the borders to safeguard the country’s honour. 
  • The three branched of the Armed Forces – the Indian Army, the Indian Air Force and the Indian Navy are remembered on this day.
  • The ‘Armed forces Flag Day Fund’ (AFFDF) has been constituted by the Government of India for the welfare and rehabilitation of the Ex-Servicemen (ESM) community.