Vijay Diwas 1971: Army celebrates 51 years of India's victory

Vijay Diwas 1971: Army celebrates 51 years of India’s victory

The Indian armed forces on December 16, 1971, defeated the Pakistan Army in a bid to liberate Bangladesh, formerly part of East Pakistan. Over 3,000 Indian soldiers were killed in the war, which stretched over 13 days. Around 93,000 Pakistan soldiers laid their arms down before the Indian forces. It is marked as the largest military surrender after the second world war. The day is hailed as Vijay Diwas. Over 3,000 Indian soldiers were killed in the war, which stretched over 13 days. Around 93,000 Pakistan soldiers laid their arms down before the Indian forces. It is marked as the largest military surrender after the second world war. The day is hailed as Vijay Diwas.

“The skies of #Kolkata were abuzz with the sound of fighter aircraft and combat helicopters as Military Tattoo was conducted at RCTC. The show was witnessed by Senior Military and Civil officials, Bangladesh delegation including Mukti Jodha’s & Kolkata public,” the official Twitter account of Indian Army’s Eastern Command tweeted.

 

 

 

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