Rajnath Singh Salutes Courage Of India's Armed Forces On Vijay Diwas

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh took to Twitter on December 16 to salute the courage and valour of India's armed forces on the occasion of Vijay Diwas.

Written By Gloria Methri | Mumbai | Updated On:

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday took to Twitter to salute the courage of the Indian Army on the occasion of Vijay Diwas. Singh said that the nation will forever remember the sacrifices of Armed Forces made during the Bangladesh Liberation War. On this day, the Indian military forces won a war which led to the subsequent secession of East Pakistan and the formation of Bangladesh. A delegation of dignitaries comprising of ‘Mukti Joddhas’ from Bangladesh, along with Indian war veterans will be taking part in the Vijay Diwas celebrations. 

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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 is commemorated as Bijoy Dibos

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