The fiftieth anniversary of the victory in Indo-Pakistani war of 1971 is commemorated as ?Swarnim Vijay Varsh?. The 1971 war between India and Pakistan occurred during the Bangladeshi Liberation War. With the war lasting for just 13 days, it is one of the shortest wars in history.
The ?Swarnim Vijay Varsh? commenced on December last year, with Prime Minister Modi lighting the Victory Flame from the eternal flame of the National War Memorial. The Victory Flame symbolises the bravery of the soldiers during the 1971 war. Since it was lit, Victory Flame has been travelling across the country.