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Vijay Diwas : 16th December

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Vijay Diwas : 16th December

India and Bangladesh are going to celebrate their 50 years of diplomatic ties on 16th December, 2021, which is celebrated every year as Vijay Diwas to commemorate the martyrs of the war.

In the year 1971, a war for liberation broke out in Bangladesh (formerly called East Pakistan) due to the misbehavior of West Pakistan that led them to declare their intention to secede from West Pakistan on 26th March 1971.

A continuous struggle went on for months and India became a part of Bangladesh’s liberation process. Help was granted in the form of opening borders of Bengal for the refugees. Reportedly, around 10 million people migrated to Bengal.

Later, in December, the Indian Army launched a surprise attack called Trident on Pakistan at the Karachi port. Our Army was successful in capturing much of the Pakistan territory. Bangladesh also joined the Indian forces to fight against Pakistan. The war started on 3rd December 1971 and continued for 13 days ending with the surrender of the 93,000 Pakistani troops led by General Nazi on December 16. Thus, this day is marked as the victory over Pakistan and the independence of Bangladesh.

India celebrates the anniversary of Vijay Diwas every year throughout the country by paying homage to the brave soldiers who gave their lives for the nation. In Delhi, all the Indian Armed Forces come together to pay tribute at the Amar Jawan Jyoti, India Gate. This year the President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, shall visit Dhaka to celebrate the victory celebrations on 16th December.