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Vijay Diwas, 2020
Posted 15 Dec 2020 11:59 AM

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Vijay Diwas, 2020

December 15, 2020

Vijay Diwas is commemorated every 16th December in India, to observe Indian military's victory over Pakistan in Indo-Pak war of 1971 for the liberation of Bangladesh from Pakistan. 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.

On this day in 1971, the Chief of the Pakistani forces, General Amir Abdullah Khan Niazi, along with 93,000 troops surrendered to the allied forces consists of Indian Army and Mukti Bahini, led by General Jagjit Singh Aurora of India in the Ramna Race course, now Suhrawardy Udyan, in Dhaka after their defeat in the war.

On 16 December 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."

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.

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