On the occasion of Vijay Diwas, Prime Minister Narendra Modi cherished the courage and valour of Indian soldiers and said that the history created by Indian Armed Forces will remain inscribed in golden letters.
“I bow in reverence to the bravery, courage and valour of Indian soldiers. The history that was made by our Armed Forces in 1971 war will remain inscribed in golden letters,” tweeted Narendra Modi.
विजय दिवस पर भारतीय सैनिकों के साहस, शौर्य और पराक्रम को नमन करता हूं। 1971 में आज के दिन हमारी सेना ने जो इतिहास रचा, वह सदा स्वर्णाक्षरों में अंकित रहेगा।
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) December 16, 2019
The three service chiefs, Army Chief Bipin Rawat, Indian Air Force Chief, RKS Bhadauria and Chief of the Naval Staff, Admiral Karambir Singh, and MoS Defence Shripad Naik, paid tribute at National War Memorial on the occasion.
Vijay Diwas is commemorated every year on December 16 to mark India’s victory over Pakistan in Indo-Pakistan war of 1971 that led to the liberation of Bangladesh, then East Pakistan.
(With ANI inputs)