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Vijay Diwas 2021: Know History, Importance of this Day & Watch Rare Footage Here

Vijay Diwas 2021: Know History, Importance of this Day & Watch Rare Footage Here

Vijay Diwas 2021: December 16 is widely celebrated as ‘Vijay Diwas’ all over India to remember India’s victory over Pakistan in the Indo-Pak War of 1971. Vijay Diwas exemplifies the valor and bravery of Indian soldiers who made the country proud. The victory has its history, significance, and lesser-known facts that every Indian should be aware of. We have narrated the tale of the gallantry, sacrifice, and unwavering courage of India’s brave sons in this guide. So, read it.

Also watch rare footage of the Pakistan Army surrendering the Indian Army after defeating in the 1971 war.

History of Vijay Diwas

December 3 marked the beginning of Indo-Pakistan in 1971. The war lasted for a period of 13 days. On December 16, Pakistan surrendered before India with around 93,000 soldiers. This resulted in the formation of Bangladesh.

At 4:30 pm, Lt General Jagjit Singh Arora and General Niazi sat aside to come up with the surrender paperwork. After the announcement of the victory, the Parliament House exploded in joy. On the other side, Indira Gandhi conducts a TV interview at the Parliament house Office.

Also Read: Kargil Vijay Diwas- Remembering The Legendary Heroes Of India

Significance of Vijay Diwas

Vijay Diwas commemorates the triumph of India over Pakistan. The result of the 1971 war is the creation of East Pakistan, which is now Bangladesh. 8000 soldiers Pakistan soldiers lost their lives and 25000 were wounded while the Indian Army lost 3000 soldiers and 12000 wounded in the war. Since then, Vijay Diwas is celebrated in remembrance of our brave and courageous soldiers. This was India’s BIGGEST victory ever against Pakistan.

Watch 93000 Pakistani Troops Surrendering Against Indian Army Here

What Indian Defense Minister Calls The Vijay Diwas?

On the occasion of Vijay Diwas, defense minister Rajnath Singh called it a ‘golden chapter in India’s military history and tweeted,

Last year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi kindled the ‘Swarnim Vijay Mashaal’ on the 16th of December at the National War Memorial. The flames of Mashaal traverse along with different directions of the country.

Also Read: Hindi Diwas 2021: 10 Interesting Facts About Hindi You Didn’t Know

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