PM Modi Hails Indian Military's Contribution To Bangladeshi Liberation War On Vijay Diwas

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PM Modi, on Monday morning, took to Twitter and recalled the contribution of the Indian army during the Bangladesh liberation war, commemorating Vijay Diwas.

Written By Rishabh Mishra | Mumbai | Updated On:
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PM Modi, on Monday morning, took to the microblogging website and hailed the contribution of the Indian army during the Bangladesh liberation war, commemorating Vijay Diwas. PM Modi hailed the Indian army and said that the historic feats by the army on December 16 in 1971 would always be remembered. On this day, the Indian military forces won a war which led to the subsequent secession of East Pakistan and the formation of Bangladesh. 

PM Modi on Vijay Diwas 

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PM Modi’s tweet translates to, “I salute the courage and valor of the Indian soldiers on Vijay Diwas. The history created by our army on this day in 1971 will always be engraved in the golden circles”.  

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Vijay Diwas 

On December 16, 1971, the Pakistani forces and General Amir Abdullah Khan Niazi along with 93,000 troops surrendered to the Indian military and East Pakistani freedom movement group Mukti Bahini. The war ended in the Ramna Race Course which is now known as Suhrawardy Udyan in Dhaka. December 16 is celebrated as Vijay Diwas to commemorate this victory in our country. In Bangladesh, the same day and event is commemorated as Bijoy Dibos

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