The year 1971 is engraved in golden letters in the history of India, while the Indian armed forces emerged victorious defeating the Pakistani army. The Indo-Pak War also led to the creation of a nation – Bangladesh and led to the largest military surrender after World War II.
READ Vijay Diwas: India to Celebrate 50th Anniversary of 1971 Indo-Pak War on Wednesday
The nation on December 16 celebrates Vijay Diwas to commemorate India’s victory over Pakistan. On this day in 1971, the head of the Pakistani forces, General AA Khan Niazi, along with 93,000 soldiers, surrendered unconditionally to Indian forces. This historic incident paved the way for the creation of Bangladesh.
READ Prime Minister Modi to light “Swarnim Vijay Mashaal” on Wednesday 50th anniversary of the 1971 Indo-Pak war
During the 1971 Indo-Pakistani war, the message of the then Indian army chief, Marshal Sam Manekshaw to Pakistan, is still raised today. On December 13, 1971, he had warned Pakistan that “you surrender or we will wipe you out.”
“You surrender or we erase you” was the message given by Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw to Pakistan on December 13, 1971.
– ADG PI – INDIAN ARMY (@adgpi) December 15, 2020
“Surrender or Erase was the message given by Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw to Pakistan on December 13, 1971. Field Marshal has lived up to his word, as the world will see the unprecedented surrender of more than 93,000 Pakistani soldiers,” he wrote on Twitter. Indian Army on Tuesday.
Rich tributes are paid to the martyrs who gave their lives during the 1971 India-Pakistan war.
On December 16, 2020, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will light “Swarnim Vijay Mashaal” on the 50th anniversary of the Indo-Pak War of 1971. Starting December 16, the nation will celebrate 50 years of the Indo-Pak War, called and “Swarnim Vijay Varsh”. Various commemorative events are planned throughout the nation.
The inaugural event will take place at the National War Memorial (NWM) in the national capital on December 16 (Wednesday) with the participation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Upon his arrival, the Prime Minister will be received by the Minister of Defense of the Union, Rajnath Singh, on the spot.
The prime minister, the chief of defense staff and the heads of the three services will lay a wreath and pay tribute to the fallen soldiers. Prime Minister Modi will light “Swarnim Vijay Mashaal” from the eternal flame of NWM on the occasion. Four Victory Mashaals (flames) will be lit from the Eternal Flame of NWM.
These “Mashaals” will be transported to various parts of the country, including the villages of Param Vir Chakra and Mahavir Chakra. The winners of the 1971 war.
Various commemorative events will take place across India, where war veterans and veer naris will be congratulated and events such as troop exhibitions, seminars, exhibitions, equipment exhibitions, film festivals, conclave and adventure activities are planned.
Union of Defense Minister Shripad Yesso Naik and other senior civilian and military officials of the Ministry of Defense will also be present.
The Indo-Pak war took place because the Indian government decided to go against Pakistan to rescue Bengali Muslims and Hindus on December 3, 1971. The war between India and Pakistan lasted only 13 days, and the Pak army surrendered to Indian forces. . It was one of the biggest victories of the Indian army against Pakistan.
This battle is also considered to be one of the most violent wars of the 20th century, as it has witnessed widespread atrocities. The year also saw the exodus of 10 million refugees and the killing of 3 million people by Pakistani forces.