Vijay Diwas: PM Modi and President Murmu pay homage to heroes of India’s victory over Pakistan in 1971 war

Vijay Diwas: PM Modi and President Murmu pay homage to heroes of India’s victory over Pakistan in the 1971 war

On the occasion of Vijay Diwas, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Ram Nath Kovind paid homage to the brave soldiers who fought and sacrificed their lives during the 1971 war between India and Pakistan. Vijay Diwas is celebrated on December 16th every year to commemorate the decisive victory of the Indian Armed Forces over Pakistan, which led to the creation of Bangladesh.

In a solemn ceremony held at the National War Memorial in New Delhi, PM Modi and President Murmu laid wreaths and paid their respects to the fallen heroes. They also lit the Victory Flame, which symbolizes the indomitable spirit and courage of the Indian Armed Forces.

On Vijay Diwas, Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid homage to the valiant heroes of the 1971 war, on December 16, hailing their sacrifices as the driving force behind India’s resounding triumph. In a poignant address, he underscores their indomitable spirit and unwavering dedication, emphasizing how their legacy is not only etched in the annals of the nation’s history but also resides in the collective heartbeats of its people.

The 1971 war was a significant milestone in the history of India, as it not only resulted in the liberation of Bangladesh but also showcased the bravery and military prowess of the Indian Armed Forces. The war lasted for 13 days and ended with the unconditional surrender of Pakistan’s army, leading to the creation of a new nation.


“Today, on Vijay Diwas, we pay heartfelt tributes to all the brave heroes who dutifully served India in 1971, ensuring a decisive victory. Their valour and dedication remain a source of immense pride for the nation. Their sacrifices and unwavering spirit will forever be etched in the people’s hearts and our nation’s history. India salutes their courage and remembers their indomitable spirit,

During the war, the Indian Armed Forces displayed exemplary valor and determination, and thousands of soldiers made the ultimate sacrifice to protect the sovereignty and integrity of the nation. Vijay Diwas serves as a reminder of their courage and dedication.

Prime Minister Modi, in his address, paid tribute to the soldiers and expressed gratitude for their selfless service. He emphasized the importance of remembering and honoring the sacrifices made by the armed forces, stating that their bravery and sacrifice inspire every Indian.


Vijay Diwas is not just a day of remembrance but also a celebration of the triumph of courage and determination. It is an opportunity for the nation to express gratitude to the heroes who fought for the freedom and security of our nation.

As we observe Vijay Diwas, let us remember and honor the brave soldiers who laid down their lives for our country. Their sacrifice will always be etched in our hearts and serve as a constant reminder of the indomitable spirit of the Indian Armed Forces.

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