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India celebrates 42nd anniversary of 1971 war win

india Updated: Dec 16, 2013 12:14 IST

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India on Monday paid tribute to its martyred soldiers, on the occasion of the 42nd anniversary of its victory over Pakistan in the 1971 war that resulted in the liberation of East Pakistan now called Bangladesh.

December 16 is celebrated as 'Vijay Divas' across India.

Defence Minister AK Antony paid homage to the brave soldiers at Amar Jawan Jyoti at India Gate.

The chiefs of the defence forces in India, Indian Navy Chief, Admiral D.K Joshi, Army Chief General Bikram Singh and Air Chief Marshal, N.A.K Browne, also paid their homage to the martyred soldiers.