PM Modi remembers heroes of 1971 war on Vijay Diwas

Vijay Diwas is commemorated every year on this day as it marks India's military victory over Pakistan in the 1971 war.

By: Press Trust of India | Published: December 16, 2014 4:45 pm

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday hailed the armed forces for their sacrifices and valour as he commemorated India’s victory over Pakistan in the 1971 war, resulting in creation of Bangladesh.

“On Vijay Diwas, we remember sacrifices & valour of our Armed Forces who fought courageously in 1971. We are extremely proud of them,” Modi tweeted.

Vijay Diwas (Victory Day) is commemorated every year on this day as it marks India’s military victory over Pakistan in the 1971 war. The end of the war was marked by surrender of 93,000 Pakistani troops.

Today, Lt Gen (retd) J F R Jacob, who played a key role in the 1971 war, presented his books ‘An Odyssey in War & Peace’ and ‘Surrender at Dacca’ to Modi.

“On this historic day, glad to have met Lt. General (Retd.) JFR Jacob, known for his impeccable service to the Army,” the Prime Minister posted on Twitter.

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    Rajib from
    Dec 16, 2015 at 8:46 am
    "India’s victory over stan in the 1971 war, resulting in creation of Bangladesh." You guys shows your cl. You guys was and will remain same. Best of luck.
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      Rajib from
      Dec 16, 2015 at 8:47 am
      "India’s victory over stan in the 1971 war, resulting in creation of Bangladesh." You guys shows your cl. You guys was and will remain same. Best of luck.
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        Arvind
        Dec 16, 2014 at 2:23 pm
        Vijay Diwas should be declared a national holiday to pay tribute to all servicemen of the Indian Military for all actions fought by them,marked by the appropriate military and civil ceremonies the way they celebrate ANZAC DAY in Australia and NZ.
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          CR. Sridhar
          Dec 16, 2014 at 3:00 pm
          Congrats to the PM. This was long over due. We forget these heroes and remember only cricket players.
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