Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday saluted the valour and courage of Indian armed forces on Vijay Diwas, saying their sacrifice and service will never be forgotten.
“On the occasion of Vijay Diwas today the nation salutes the indomitable courage and valour of India’s armed forces. We are proud of our Armed Forces who have defended our country in every situation. We will never forget their sacrifice and service,” Singh said on Twitter.
Vijay Diwas is celebrated on December 16 every year. On this day in 1971, over 90,000 Pakistani soldiers had 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.