Prime Minister Narendra Modi to light the torch of victory to light the torch of victory 50 years after Pak’s defeat in the 1971 war

The war of 1971: Several other dignitaries will be present at the event (File)

New Delhi:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Defense Minister Rajnath Singh to attend the centre’s inaugural event on Wednesday Swarnim Vijay Varsh program, which celebrates 50 years of India’s victory over Pakistan in the 1971 war that led to the creation of Bangladesh.

The event will take place on Wednesday at the National War Memorial (NWM) in New Delhi, the government said in a statement.

In this case, Prime Minister Modi, the Chief of Defense Staff, General Bipin Rawat and the heads of the three services will lay wreaths and respect the soldiers who sacrificed their lives during their duties.

Prime Minister Modi will also light “Swarnim Vijay Mashaal” from the Eternal Flame of the memorial. Four torches will be lit and transported to the towns and villages of the 1971 war heroes who had received the gallantry awards – Param Vir Chakra and MahaVir Chakra.

“The soil in the villages of these awardees and in the areas where major battles were fought in 1971 is brought to NWM,” the government statement said.


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 shows, film festivals, conclave and adventure activities are planned. the statement.

Several other dignitaries will be present at the event.

In December 1971, the Indian armed forces achieved a decisive and historic victory over the Pakistani army, which led to the creation of Bangladesh and also led to the largest military surrender after World War II.