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#VijayDiwas: Goa CM pays tributes to martyrs of 1971 Indo-Pak war

On December 16, 1971, over 90,000 Pakistani soldiers surrendered before Indian troops, bringing to an end the bitterly fought war on the eastern and western fronts.

Saima Siddiqui

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Published on 16 Dec 2019 8:34 AM GMT

#VijayDiwas: Goa CM pays tributes to martyrs of 1971 Indo-Pak war
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Panaji: Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Monday paid tributes to martyrs of the 1971 India-Pakistan war and hailed the valour of the country's armed forces.

On December 16, 1971, over 90,000 Pakistani soldiers surrendered before Indian troops, bringing to an end the bitterly fought war on the eastern and western fronts.

It also led to the creation of Bangladesh.

Lauding the sacrifices made by Indian soldiers, Sawant in a tweet said, "On this historic day in 1971, Pakistan surrendered to Indian Army unconditionally. On #VijayDiwas, I join the nation in paying tributes to the brave martyrs of 1971 war and salute the valour of our Armed Forces."

December 16 is observed as Vijay Diwas.

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(PTI)

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