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Vijay Diwas : PM Modi pays tribute to the martyrs of 1971 war


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New Delhi :

Today marks the completion of 50 years of the 1971 war Vijay Diwas. Bangladesh came into existence as a country after this war and India defeated Pakistan. Vijay Diwas is celebrated on 16 December every year to mark India’s victory in liberating Bangladesh from Pakistan in 1971. Today, on this occasion, PM Modi visited the National War Memorial and paid tribute to the heroes of 1971 war. Apart from Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Defense Minister Rajnath Singh, Chief of Defense Staff Bipin Rawat, and Chief of the three Services were present at the National Summer Memorial in New Delhi.

In December 1971, the Indian Armed Forces won a decisive and historic victory over the Pakistani Army, resulting in the creation of a nation – Bangladesh and also the largest military surrender since the Second World War.

The press release stated that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will light 4 golden victory torches and these torches will be taken to different corners of the country, including the villages of Paramveer Chakra and Mahavir Chakra winning soldiers of the 1971 war.

Vijay Diwas is celebrated on 16 December every year to mark India’s victory in liberating Bangladesh from Pakistan in 1971. One of the fastest and shortest campaigns in military history, the rapid campaign conducted by the Indian Army resulted in the birth of a new nation. Pakistan’s then army chief Aamir Abdullah Khan Niazi, with a loss of 93,000 soldiers, surrendered to the Indian Army after suffering defeat in the 1971 war.

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