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.
विजय दिवस पर भारतीय सैनिकों के साहस, शौर्य और पराक्रम को नमन करता हूं। 1971 में आज के दिन हमारी सेना ने जो इतिहास रचा, वह सदा स्वर्णाक्षरों में अंकित रहेगा।— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) December 16, 2019
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”.
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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