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Vijay Diwas: India marks 50 years of victory over Pakistan in 1971 war

As India commemorates 50 years of the resounding victory in the 1971 war against Pakistan and the liberation of Bangladesh, Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tributes to the valour and

As India commemorates 50 years of the resounding victory in the 1971 war against Pakistan and the liberation of Bangladesh, Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tributes to the valour and sacrifice of the war heroes on the occasion of Swarnim Vijay Diwas at the National War Memorial in New Delhi.

As part of the ‘Swarnim Vijay Varsh’ celebrations to commemorate India’s victory and formation of Bangladesh, PM Modi lit the victory flame from the Eternal Flame at the memorial. The four Vijay Mashaals which traversed across the length and breadth of the country over the course of last one year were merged today at the eternal flame. 

The year 2021 or ‘Swarnim Vijay Varsh’ marks the 50th anniversary of the glorious victory of the 1971 war and the liberation of Bangladesh.

On December 16, 1971, more than 93,000 Pakistani troops surrendered before the Indian Army’s joint forces and the Mukti Bahini, which resulted in the formation of Bangladesh.

Meanwhile, India’s President Ram Nath Kovind is in Bangladesh as the guest of honour to attend the 50th Victory Day celebrations of the country from December 15 to 17.

First Published: 16th December, 2021 14:33 IST

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