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PM Modi Hails India’s Armed Forces, Bangladeshi Freedom Fighters On Vijay Diwas

December 16 marks the 50 the anniversary of ‘Vijay Diwas’ commemorating India's victory over Pakistan in the 1971 war.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi pays tribute to martyrs on the occasion of 'Vijay Diwas' at National War Memorial in New Delhi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi pays tribute to martyrs on the occasion of ‘Vijay Diwas’ at National War Memorial in New Delhi. (Photo:PTI)

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday, December 16, 2021 paid tributes to the valour and sacrifices of Bangladeshi freedom fighters and Indian armed forces on the 50th anniversary of Vijay Diwas, which commemorates India’s victory over Pakistan in the 1971 war.

Bangladesh, then part of Pakistan, became an independent country after the war.

Mr. Modi tweeted: “On the 50th Vijay Diwas, I recall the great valour and sacrifice by the Muktijoddhas, Biranganas and bravehearts of the Indian Armed Forces. Together, we fought and defeated oppressive forces. Rashtrapati Ji’s presence in Dhaka is of special significance to every Indian.”

President Ram Nath Kovind is in Dhaka on a maiden three-day State Visit during which he will hold talks with his counterpart and attend the golden jubilee celebrations of Bangladesh’s independence from Pakistan in 1971.

On the occasion of Swarnim Vijay Diwas, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday remembered the courage and sacrifice of the armed forces during the 1971 war and called it a “golden chapter in India’s military history”.

Taking to Twitter, the Defence Minister said, “On the occasion of ‘Swarnim Vijay Diwas’ we remember the courage and sacrifice of our armed forces during the 1971 war. The 1971 war is the golden chapter in India’s military history.

(With Inputs from PTI)

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