Vijay Diwas 2022: The 51st anniversary of India’s victory over Pakistan in the 1971 war, which resulted in the liberation of Bangladesh, formerly known as East Pakistan, is this year. After Pakistan’s armed forces surrendered on December 16, 1971, India declared victory. Since then, the day has been observed as Vijay Diwas to honor the bravery and sacrifices of India’s armed forces.
Vijay Diwas 2022 and it’s significance:
Vijay Diwas is observed today to commemorate India’s victory over Pakistan in the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War. On this day, military heroes’ sacrifices are honoured, and ostentatious tributes are paid to them. Pakistani forces led by General Amir Abdullah Khan Niazi surrendered unquestioningly to coalition forces led by Lieutenant General Jagjit Singh Aurora in Dhaka on December 16, 1971, following their defeat.
As we commemorate the glorious occasion of #VijayDiwas, let us remember the fearlessness & fighting spirit of our men in uniform, whose efforts led to surrender of Pak Army & creation of Bangladesh in 1971.
I join the nation in saluting all the bravehearts who attained veergati. pic.twitter.com/fntE2rDg6r
— Himanta Biswa Sarma (@himantabiswa) December 16, 2022
Vijay Diwas commemorates India’s victory over Pakistani troops in the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971. Martyrs who died defending their country are remembered. The 13-day dispute between India and Pakistan was brought to an end on December 16, 1971. As a result, Bangladesh was formed as a new country. In Bangladesh, the day is also known as Bijoy Dibos, or Victory Day.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, “On the eve of Vijay Diwas, attended the ‘At Home’ reception at Army House. India will never forget the valor of our Armed Forces that led to the win in the 1971 war,” in a recent tweet.
On the eve of Vijay Diwas, attended the ‘At Home’ reception at Army House. India will never forget the valour of our Armed Forces that led to the win in the 1971 war. pic.twitter.com/apG69cObzw
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) December 15, 2022
The 1971 war freed Bangladesh and expected to deal Pakistan a deathblow. Eight months after the war, India and Pakistan resolved the Shimla Agreement on August 1972, which led to the discharge of the 93,000 Pakistani troops who had capitulated, and the formation of Bangladesh while trying to establish the Line of Control (LoC) between India and Pakistan.