In Pictures: India’s Victory Over Pakistan In 1971

Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw (File Image)

India celebrates December 16 as ‘Vijay Diwas’ commemorating Indian forces victory over Pakistan in the 1971 war also known as the ‘Bangladesh Liberation War, 1971’.

On this day, a 13-day war (from December 4 to 16) ended with the surrender of more than 93,000 Pakistani troops and which led to the creation of the state of Bangladesh. In Bangladesh, this day is celebrated as ‘Bijoy Dibas’.

Here’s a look at archives from the 1971 war leading to the victory and thereafter-

Indian Air Force Archives

Indian Army Archives 

Indian Navy Archives 

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