Who was the First Army Chief of India

(A) Sam Manekshaw
(B) Kodandera Subayya Thimayya
(C) Kodandera M. Cariappa
(D) K. C. Cariappa

Correct Answer : Kodandera M. Cariappa
Explanation : Field Marshal Kodandera "Kipper" Madappa Cariappa was the first army chief of India. “Kipper” was his nickname. Kipper was appointed the commander-in-chief of the Indian Army in 1949. In 1947, kipper led Indian forces on the Western Front at the time of Indo-Pakistani War. He is one of only two Indian Army officers to hold the five-star rank of field marshal. His differ military career spanned around three decades. He born on 28 Jan. 1899, in Madikeri, Kodagu. Cariappa joined the British Indian Army after the end of First World War I and was commissioned as a short-term second lieutenant into the 2/88 Carnatic Infantry.
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