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Vijay Diwas: Army celebrates 51 years of India's victory in 1971 war

Over 3,000 Indian soldiers were killed in the war, which stretched over 13 days. Around 93,000 Pakistan soldiers laid their arms down before the Indian forces. It is marked as the largest military surrender after the second world war. The day is hailed as Vijay Diwas.

A special event was organised by the Army's Eastern Command which was attended by delegates from Bangladesh.(ANI)
Updated on Dec 16, 2022 04:09 PM IST

Remembering the 1971 war: PM says 'nation forever indebted' to army

The Indian armed forces on December 16, 1971, defeated the Pakistan Army in a bid to liberate Bangladesh, formerly part of East Pakistan. Over 3,000 Indian soldiers were killed in the war, which stretched over 13 days.

On Thursday, President Droupadi Murmu and Prime Minister Modi attended the ‘At Home’ reception at Army House to commemorate India's victory over Pakistan.(File)
Updated on Dec 16, 2022 01:56 PM IST

Pro-Pak forces still trying to ruin B'desh, says son of Liberation War martyr

Nadim, the son of Liberation War martyr Col Abdul Qadir, recalled in an interview painful memories from 50 years ago when the Pakistani militia pursued the systematic elimination of nationalist Bengali civilians, students, intelligentsia, religious minorities, and armed personnel.

Nadim Qadir is playing a role in instilling Bengali nationalism among the new generation in Bangladesh. (Photo via HT Bangla)
Published on Dec 17, 2021 09:35 AM IST
Reported by Arunava Raha Roy | Edited by Joydeep Bose, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

India marks 50 years of 1971 victory

Pakistan’s unconditional surrender involving 93,000 soldiers was the biggest in the world after the Second World War.

Army General Officer, Manoj Pande (L), arrives to pay his respect to the 1971 war martyrs to celebrate the 50th Victory Day of Bangladesh, which marks the end of Bnagladesh's bitter nine-month war of independence from Pakistan, at the Headquarters of Eastern Command of the Indian Army in Kolkata(AFP)
Updated on Dec 17, 2021 04:12 AM IST
By, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

'Bangladesh has progressed on path of development', says Rajnath at India Gate

Defence minister Rajnath Singh said the 1971 war is a “classic example” of India's morals, democratic traditions and just treatment. 

Defence minister Rajnath Singh said the Armed Forces foiled Pakistan's plans in 1971 and now we are working towards eliminating terrorism from the root. (File photo)
Published on Dec 12, 2021 11:43 AM IST
By, New Delhi
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