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PM Modi to kickstart 50-years celebrations of 1971 victory over Pakistan | India News

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PM Modi to kickstart 50-years celebrations of 1971 victory over Pakistan | India News


NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will light up ‘Swarnim Vijay Mashaal’ at the National War Memorial in Delhi (NWM) on Wednesday today to kickstart the 50th-anniversary celebrations of the 1971 India-Pakistan war, the Ministry of Defence said.
On this day in 1971, the Army won a decisive victory over Pakistan in a war that saw the creation of Bangladesh as a nation. The Pakistani Army chief General Niazi along with 93,000 troops surrendered ‘unconditionally and unilaterally’ to the Indian Army in Dhaka. This was the largest military surrender in the world since World War II.
Prime Minister Modi will be received by defence minister Rajnath Singh at today’s event. He will light up the ‘Swarnim Vijay Mashaal’ from the eternal flame of NWM on the occasion. Chief of Defence Staff and Tri-Service Chiefs will lay wreath and pay homage to the fallen soldiers.
“Four Victory Mashaals (flames) will be lit from the Eternal Flame of NWM. These Mashaals will be carried to various parts of the country including to villages of Param Vir Chakra and MahaVir Chakra Awardees of 1971 War. Soil from the villages of these Awardees and from areas where major battles were fought in 1971 are being brought to the NWM,” read the release from the defence ministry.
Defence minister Rajnath Singh also remembered the brave soldiers of the 1971 war.
“I salute bravery of Indian Army on Vijay Diwas paying my respects to soldiers who wrote new chapter on bravery. Their sacrifice evokes inspiration in Indians. Nation will always revere them,” Singh said.
(With agency inputs)



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