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Title : VIJAY DIWAS: 51 years of the Indo-Pak War

Date : Dec 20, 2021

Description :



Topic à Indian Culture


  • Why is it in the news:


  • On December 16, 2021, India commemorated 51 years of the Indo-Pak War, also known as Swarnim Vijay Varsh.
  • The Prime Minister will attend the celebration's inaugural ceremony, which will be place at the National War Memorial (NWM) in New Delhi.
  • The National War Memorial is a homage to the soldiers who gave their lives defending the country, as well as those who participated in and made the ultimate sacrifice in peacekeeping missions and counter-insurgency operations after independence.


  • Basic Info:


  • Every year on December 16th, Vijay Diwas commemorates India's triumph over Pakistan in the 1971 war.
  • On December 3, 1971, the Indian government resolved to go to war with Pakistan in order to safeguard Bengali Muslims and Hindus.
  • This 13-day battle was fought between India and Pakistan.
  • On the 16th of December 1971, the Pakistani forces' commander surrendered unconditionally in Dhaka to the joint forces of the Indian Army and Mukti Bahini.
  • During the Bangladesh Liberation War, armed organisations known as Mukti Bahini fought against the Pakistan Army. It was a form of guerrilla resistance.
  • On this day, Bangladesh was founded. Bangladesh commemorates its independence day (Bijoy Dibos) every year on December 16th.


  • Source à The Hindu à 17/12/21 à Page Number 1

Tags : Bangladesh Liberation War, Mukti Bahini

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