Rajnath Singh, Amit Shah extend wishes on Vijay Diwas

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Published: December 16,2020 09:36 AM
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December 16, 2020: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Wednesday extended their wishes to countrymen on the occasion of the Vijay Diwas.

December 16, 2020: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Wednesday extended their wishes to countrymen on the occasion of the Vijay Diwas, a historic day that made Bangladesh an independent country. The Ministers saluted the bravery and courage of the Indian Army.



Vijay Diwas is celebrated on December 16 every year to commemorate India's victory over Pakistan in 1971.



Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said the country will always remember the brave soldiers who wrote a new saga of bravery in the 1971 war.



Taking to Twitter, Rajnath Singh wrote, "Today, on the occasion of Vijay Diwas, I salute the valour and bravery of the Indian Army. I remember the bravery of the brave soldiers who wrote a new saga of bravery in the 1971 war. Their sacrifice is a source of inspiration for all Indians. Nation will always revere them".





The Home Minister said that the Indian Army made a historic change on the world map on this day.



"On this day in 1971, the Indian Army, with its indomitable courage and valour, made a historic change on the world map, protecting the universal values of human freedom. This mark with golden letters in history will continue to make every Indian proud. Happy Vijay Diwas," Amit Shah said in a tweet.





Prime Minister Narendra Modi will light up 'Swarnim Vijay Mashaal' at the National War Memorial today to mark the 50th-anniversary of the 1971 India-Pakistan war.



After Pakistan faced defeat in the 1971 war its Army Chief General Amir Abdullah Khan Niazi, along with his 93,000 troops, surrendered to allied forces which also comprised Indian Army personnel.



In the 1971 war, India divided Pakistan into two pieces. This is one of India's biggest victories.