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Sacrifices made during 1971 war remembered on 41st anniversary

punjab Updated: Dec 15, 2012 23:46 IST
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Chetak Corps began observing the 41st anniversary of India's victory in the Pakistan war of 1971 on Saturday at Yodha Yaadgar war memorial on the campus of the army cantonment here.

Lieutenant general Sanjeev Anand, general officer commanding, Chetak Corps, and other senior serving officer of the army placed wreaths at the memorial in the remembrance of the valiant soldiers who had laid down their lives in the service of the nation.

Major general Mohinder Singh (retd) and major general Laxman Singh (retd) also paid tributes to the martyrs on behalf of all veterans and war widows, who had assembled in huge numbers from the adjoining areas.

Day's significance

Every December 16, India remembers her military victory over Pakistan in 1971, which resulted in not only the unilateral and unconditional surrender of Pakistan army but also the subsequent liberation of erstwhile East Pakistan (now Bangladesh). This was the first instance after World War II that a huge army of 93,000 uniformed men had surrendered en masse in one of the shortest wars, of just 13 days.

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