Myanmar Armed Forces Day Commemorates Resistance to Japanese Occupiers in 1945

Myanmar’s military put on its annual show of strength on Monday with the country’s military chief told the assembled ranks that they would deal with those fighting their takeover once and for all.

As the sun rose massed formations of members of all branches of the services marched onto a huge parade ground in the capital Naypyidaw. 

They were backed by armored vehicles missiles and artillery and overflown by jet fighters and helicopters.

Myanmar armed forces day is the most prestigious event in the military’s calendar commemorating resistance to the Japanese occupiers in 1945.