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Army celebrates Vijay Diwas to mark liberation of Bangladesh

Indian army celebrated the 45th Vijay Diwas on Friday to mark the Victory over Pakistan in 1971 during the Indo-Pak war which led to the creation of Bangladesh .Many brave heroes of Indian army had lost their lives in the war.

Sakshi Chaturvedi

Sakshi ChaturvediBy Sakshi Chaturvedi

Published on 16 Dec 2016 9:32 AM GMT

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New Delhi: Indian Army celebrated the 45th Vijay Diwas on Friday to mark the Victory over Pakistan in 1971 during the Indo-Pak war which led to the creation of Bangladesh. Many brave heroes of Indian Army had lost their lives in the war.

On the occasion of Vijay Diwas, Union Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar paid tribute to the martyrs of the Indo-Pak war at Amar Jawan Jyoti in New Delhi.

Parrikar said, “I don't have to stress on the importance of this great day. This is the day when we achieved a decisive victory and created a new country."

While paying homage to the martyrs he also said that he will soon disclose the names of next Indian Army and Indian Air Force chiefs. "Line of succession is decided by the people", he said.

Army celebrates Vijay Diwas to mark liberation of Bangladesh Army celebrates Vijay Diwas to mark liberation of Bangladesh

The Indian Army chief, General Dalbir Singh Suhaag, and the Indian Air Force Chief, Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha, will take retirement on December 31.

According to the sources," A file with nominations for the new modvigil chiefs is kept in Prime Minister's Office. The formal announcement is expected after Parliament's winter session concludes on Friday.

Indo-Pak war is said to be the biggest war after World War II.

Sakshi Chaturvedi

Sakshi Chaturvedi

A journalist, presently working as a Sub-Editor at newstrack.com.

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