Vijay Diwas: Celebrated After the India-Pakistan War of 1971 Ended

Vijay Diwas is celebrated on 16 December every year to commemorate when India defeated Pakistan in the 1971 war.

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Vijay Diwas images.
Vijay Diwas images.
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16 December every year is celebrated as Vijay Diwas in India. In today's time, most people are not aware of the importance of the day, but it’s a day on which every Indian can feel proud.

On this day, 48 years ago in 1971, India won over Pakistan on December 16 after a 13-day India-Pakistan war. The entire nation celebrates this victory as ‘Kargil Vijay Diwas’.

Pakistan suffered a severe defeat in the Indo-Pak war of 1971. On 16 December 1971, 93,000 Pakistani soldiers surrendered in front of the Indian Army Commander Lt Gen Jagjit Singh Arora in Dhaka.

Thousands of Indian soldiers were martyred in this war that lasted for 13 days, but the Indian Army had proved its valor to the whole world.

The 1971 war of Indo-Pak was led by the Indian Army Chief General Sam Manekshaw. According to media reports, 3,900 Indian soldiers were martyred and 9,851 soldiers were injured in this war. After this India-Pakistan war, a new country was formed on the world map by the name of Bangladesh.


Army Chief Bipin Rawat, Airforce Chief RKS Bhadauria and Naval Chief Admiral Karambir Singh paid tributes to the martyrs on the occasion of Vijay Diwas 2019.

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