New Delhi, December 16: Defense Minister Manohar Parrikar and the heads of all the three wings of the Indian armed forces pay homage to the martyrs of 1971 Indo-Pak war at Amar Jawan Jyoti at India Gate in New Delhi. The whole nation paid the tribute on Friday who laid their lives during 1971 India-Pakistan war on the occasion of Vijay Diwas.
“When you go home, tell them of us and say, For Their Tomorrow, We Gave Our Today”, Indian Army is and will be the pride of our nation. In heat and cold, in pleasure and pain, strike and steadfast you will find the Indian Soldier living by his code, willing to pay even by his life for the dignity of our nation and the idea of INDIA. Here is the interesting tweet where a soldier promises his dedication towards his mother land.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi also paid tribute by tweeting “Vijay Diwas is a fitting reminder of the valour and sacrifice of all those who fought courageously in 1971 war.”
The day marks India’s military victory over Pakistan in 1971 during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971. On this day in 1971, the chief of the Pakistani forces, General Amir Abdullah Khan Niazi, along with 93,000 troops had surrendered unconditionally to the allied forces consisting of Indian Army and Mukti Bahini, led by General Jagjit Singh Aurora in Dhaka after their defeat in the war.
Indian Batsmen Legend who rules his fans and admirers with his sense of humor marked the imporatnce of Vijay Diwas by remembering the bravehearts to whom the Pakistan Army surrendered with their 92,000 soldiers.
The end of the war also resulted in subsequent secession of East Pakistan into Bangladesh.
When the roots speakout we get connected to them through our soul. Families of bravehearts sporting their support on social media is overwhelming to see how deeply our Indian Army has set an example not only to them but to the whole world.
Special programmes are also being organised at the headquarters of the Eastern Command at the Fort William in Kolkata to celebrate the day.
Also Defense Minister said that he will soon name the next Indian Army Chief and Indian Air Force Chiefs. Talking about the significance of December 16, Parrikar said it was a day when India achieved a “decisive victory”. “I don’t have to stress on the importance of this great day. This is the day when we achieved a decisive victory and created a new country,” he said.
The Indian Army chief, General Dalbir Singh, and the Indian Air Force Chief, Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha, are both set to retire on December 31.