New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave his salutations to the soldiers of 1971 on the occasion of Vijay Diwas.
Modi tweeted, ” On the occasion of Vijay Diwas, I bow down to the Indian soldiers for their courage, valour and heroism. Our soldiers who created the history on this day of 1971, will always remain imprinted in golden words.”
विजय दिवस पर भारतीय सैनिकों के साहस, शौर्य और पराक्रम को नमन करता हूं। 1971 में आज के दिन हमारी सेना ने जो इतिहास रचा, वह सदा स्वर्णाक्षरों में अंकित रहेगा।
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) December 16, 2019
December 16 is commemorated as Vijay Diwas for 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.
Pakistani Instrument of Surrender was signed by Pakistan’s Lt.Gen. A. A. K. Niazi in the presence of Indian military officers in Dhaka on 16 Dec’ 1971.