16 December: Vijay Diwas
Vijay Diwas was observed across the country on 16 December 2015. On this day, nation remembers martyrs, who laid down their lives during Indo-Pak War of 1971.
On this occasion, 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.
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 after the defeat of Pakistan in the war.
• The forces consisted of Indian Army and Mukti Bahini. They were led by General Jagjit Singh Aurora in Dhaka.
• The end of the India- Pakistan war 1971 also resulted in subsequent secession of East Pakistan into Bangladesh.
• Since then, the day is being celebrated as Victory Day in Bangladesh and Vijay Diwas in India.
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Who: Vijay Diwas
Where: Across the country
When: 16 December 2015
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