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Vijay Diwas: Nation pays tributes to martyrs on 45th anniversary of Indo-Pak war

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 16 December 2016, 10:53 IST

Today, on the occasion of 45th Vijay Diwas, the entire nation is paying tributes to the martyrs of 1971 India-Pakistan.

On this day in 1971, India pulled a military victory against Pakistan. On December 16 every year, the nation remember the sacrifices of the soldiers.

Union Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar along with three Service chiefs paid tributes to the bravehearts at Amar Jawan Jyoti. He later tweeted.

General Amir Abdullah Khan Niazi, chief of Pakistani forces, with 93,000 troops surrendered unconditionally to the allied forces of Indian Army and Bangladesh's Mukti Bahini. The alliance was led by General Jagjit Singh Aurora. Pakistani forces surrendered in Dhaka after their defeat in the war.

The end of the war also resulted in the creation of East Pakistan into Bangladesh.

Today, programmes are being held acrossed the country. Special programme is being held at the headquarters of the Eastern Command at the Fort William in Kolkata to celebrate the day.

Led by Bangladesh Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan, a 72-member delegation of war veterans and Mukti Jodahas from the neighbouring country will take part in Vijay Diwas celebrations.

First published: 16 December 2016, 10:53 IST
 
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