PM Modi lights Swarnim Vijay Mashaal on 50th anniversary of Indo-Pak War

Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, have lit up the ‘Swarnim Vijay Mashaal’ at the National War Memorial in Delhi on December 16, 2020. ‘Swarnim Vijay Mashal’ was lit up in the light of 50th anniversary of India’s victory over Pakistan in the 1971 India-Pakistan war. This day is celebrated as Vijay Diwas.

Vijay Diwas

Vijay Diwas is celebrated on December 16 every year in India. The day commemorates the victory of India over Pakistan. India’s victory over Pakistan during the 1971 war led to the creation of Bangladesh.

Vijay Diwas 2020

On the occasion of Vijay Diwas, the Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has unveiled the logo for ‘Swarnim Vijay Varsh’. The year 2020 marks the 50th anniversary of the 1971 India-Pakistan war. On the occasion, PM Modi, Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat and the tri-service chiefs also pay homage to the soldiers. Four victory mashaals were lit from the eternal flame of the National War Memorial. It will now be carried to various parts of India. Mashaals would also be carried to the villages of Param Vir Chakra and Maha Vir Chakra awardees of the 1971 war. Rajnath Singh also paid tributes to the Indian Army for its valour and sacrifices.

Indo-Pakistan War of 1971

This war was a military confrontation between India and Pakistan. It occurred during the liberation war in East Pakistan. The confrontation was occurred from December 3, 1971 to December 16, 1971. It led to the fall of Dhaka. The war began with aerial strikes on 11 Indian air stations.  The war lasted for 13 days thus it is the shortest wars in history. The clash between Indian and Pakistani militaries occurred on the eastern and western fronts.