Nation celebrates Vijay Diwas: PM Modi remembers indomitable spirit of the brave soldiers who fought in 1971

Avatar Written by December 16, 2018 09:43

New Delhi: Vijay Diwas is celebrated to commemorate India’s victory over Pakistan in the 1971 war. Rich tributes are being paid to the Martyrs who laid down their lives during the war.

PM Narendra Modi remembered the indomitable spirit of the brave soldiers who fought in 1971. Their unwavering courage and patriotism ensured our country is safe. Their service will always inspire every Indian.

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman along with three Service chiefs paid tributes to the Martyrs at Amar Jawan Jyoti.

President Ram Nath Kovind remembered with gratitude our Armed Forces who defended our nation and upheld universal values of human liberty in 1971. In particular, we pay tribute to those who lost their lives in that valiant effort.

On this day in 1971, the chief of the Pakistani forces, General Amir Abdullah Khan Niazi, along with 93 thousand troops, had surrendered unconditionally to the allied forces consisting of Indian Army and Mukti Bahini, led by Lieutenant General Jagjit Singh Aurora in Dhaka after their defeat in the Liberation War.

The end of the war also resulted in subsequent secession of East Pakistan into Bangladesh. Special programmes are also being organised at the headquarters of the Eastern Command at the Fort William in Kolkata to celebrate the day. Led by parliamentarian Ms. Quazi Rosy, a 72-member delegation of war veterans and Mukti Jodhas from the neighbouring country are taking part in Vijay Diwas celebrations.