Vijay Diwas every 16th December since 1971, to commemorate its victory over Pakistan in 1971 war #Hindustan360


This very day in 1971 approximately 98,000 Pakistani soldiers surrendered before Indian Army in erstwhile East Pakistan hence ensuring the creation of Bangladesh. View more at #Hindustan360.

It was on this Day, when Pakistan armed forces surrendered to India in the war Of 1971. The fate of the war had been favourable for India since the very start, thanks to the perfect synergy of Army, Navy and Air forces. The Indo-Pakistani War of 1971 lasted for just about 13 days, thereby becoming one of the shortest wars in history. However, the small duration of the war didn’t make it any less power-packed. And if the stats are to be considered, it was one of the finest wins by India ever in a war.

The surrender took place in Ramna Race Course in Dhaka, on 16th December 1971. The written agreement of surrender was signed by Lieutenant-General A A K Niazi (Martial Law Administrator of West Pakistan) and Lieutenant General Jagjit Singh Aurora (Joint Commander of the Bangladesh-India Allied Forces), with Jagjit Singh Aurora being the one who accepted the Pakistan’s surrender.

In 1971 during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971, who were alliance of Bangladesh Mukti Bahini. The end of the war also resulted in the unilateral and unconditional surrender of the Pakistan Army and subsequent secession of East Pakistan into Bangladesh.

The anniversary of Vijay Divas is observed across India by paying tributes to the martyrs who laid down their lives for the nation. In the nation’s capital New Delhi, the Indian Minister of Defence and heads of all three wings of the Indian armed forces pay homage at Amar Jawan Jyoti at India Gate in New Delhi as well as in the National Military Memorial, Bangalore.

On December 16 every year, Citizens, senior officials, students & war veterans lay wreaths and remember the sacrifices of the soldiers. Member of Parliament Mr. Rajeev Chandrasekhar, who has continued to support the ex servicemen and the armed forces and pursued One Rank One Pension, says, “Don’t let down our heroes, as we commemorate Vijay Diwas.”

Vijay Diwas in images

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