Vijay Diwas (India)

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Vijay Diwas (India)
1971 Instrument of Surrender.jpg
Signing of the Pakistani Instrumental of Surrender by Pakistan's Lt.Gen. A. A. K. Niazi in the presence of Indian military officers in Dhaka on 16 Dec' 1971.
Date16 December
Next time16 December 2020 (2020-12-16)
FrequencyAnnual
Related toBijoy Dibos in Bangladesh
Vice Admiral Bimal Verma pays tribute to the martyrs at War Memorial, Visakhapatnam on Vijay Diwas 2014.

Vijay Diwas: {{Hindi: विजय दिवस, lit. Victory Day) is commemorated every 16 December in India, to Indian military's victory over Pakistan in Indo-Pakistani War of 1971 for the liberation of Bangladesh from Pakistan. The end of the war also resulted in the unilateral and unconditional surrender of the Pakistan Army and subsequent secession of East Pakistan into Bangladesh. On this day in 1971, the chief of the Pakistani forces, General Amir Abdullah Khan Niazi, along with 93,000 troops, surrendered to the allied forces consists of Indian Army and Mukti Bahini, led by General Jagjit Singh Aurora, of India in the Ramna Race Course, now Suhrawardy Udyan, in Dhaka after their defeat in the war.[2] Same day and event is commemorated in Bangladesh as Bijoy Dibos (lang-bn|বিজয় দিবস}}).[1] This day and event is also in Bangladesh as the Bijoy Dibos.[3][4]


On 16 December every year, Citizens, senior officials, students & war veterans lay wreaths and remember the sacrifices of the soldiers. Member of Parliament Mr. Rajeev Chandrasekhar, who has continued to support the ex servicemen and the armed forces and pursued One Rank One Pension, says, "Don't let down our heroes, as we commemorate Vijay Diwas."[5] The anniversary of Vijay Divas is observed across India by paying tributes to the martyrs who laid down their lives for the nation. In the nation's capital New Delhi, the Indian Minister of Defence and heads of all three wings of the Indian armed forces pay homage at Amar Jawan Jyoti at India Gate in New Delhi as well as in the National Military Memorial, Bangalore.[citation needed]

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  1. ^ a b "About us". Liberation War Museum. Archived from the original on 8 November 2011. Retrieved 21 November 2011.
  2. ^ Team, Editorial (17 December 2017). "Why Do India Celebrate 'Vijay Diwas' On 16th December". SSBToSuccess. Retrieved 18 December 2017.
  3. ^ "About us". Liberation War Museum. Archived from the original on 8 November 2011. Retrieved 21 November 2011.
  4. ^ Team, Editorial (17 December 2017). "Why Do India Celebrate 'Vijay Diwas' On 16th December". SSBToSuccess. Retrieved 18 December 2017.
  5. ^ Chandrasekhar, Rajeev (18 December 2012). "Don't Let Down Our Heroes". Mail Today. Retrieved 15 December 2013.