Vijay Diwas was observed across the country on 16 December 2014. On this day, nation remembers martyrs, who laid down their lives during Indo-Pak War of 1971.
Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, Army Chief D S Suhag, Navy Chief R K Dhowan and Air Chief Arup Raha remembered martyrs and paid tributes at Amar Jawan Jyoti in New Delhi.
Vijay Diwas day was celebrated by organising special programmes at the headquarters of the Eastern Command at the Fort William in Kolkata.
About Vijay Diwas
On 16 December 1971, General Amir Abdullah Khan Niazi, Chief of Pakistan forces along with 93000 troops had surrendered unconditionally to the allied forces consisting of Indian Army and Mukti Bahini, led by General Jagjit Singh Aurora in Dhaka after the defeat of Pakistan in the India- Pakistan war 1971.
The end of the India- Pakistan war 1971 also resulted in subsequent secession of East Pakistan into Bangladesh. The day is being celebrated as Victory Day in Bangladesh and Vijay Diwas in India.