Vijay Diwas 2021 marks 50 years of India's victory against Pakistan in 1971 war
Every year on December 16, India commemorates its victory over Pakistan during the 1971 war with Vijay Diwas.
This war led to the creation of Bangladesh during the tenure of Smt. Indira Gandhi
Major-General Niazi surrendered with his 93,000 troops before Lt General Jagjit Singh Aurora. Largest military surrender since World War II.
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The 1971 war was a result of the Pakistan military's ill-treatment of the Bengali-speaking majority in East Pakistan
On December 3, 1971, Pakistan started pre-emptive bombings on Indian Air Force stations, starting the war.
A day later, India decided to back Bangladeshi nationalists and launched Operation Trident, attacked the Karachi Port
On the eastern flank, Mukti Bahini guerrillas joined hands with Indian forces against Pakistani troops
India won after fighting for 13 days, resulting in the birth of Bangladesh . They
observe this day as ‘Bijoy Dibos'