‘India Is Eternally Indebted To Our Soldiers’: President Ram Nath Kovind On ‘Vijay Diwas’

Mumbai: On the occasion of Vijay Diwas, President Ram Nath Kovind extended his best wishes on Wednesday and said that the country is eternally indebted to the soldiers who laid down their lives in the 1971 India-Pakistan war.

He urged the countrymen to remember the valor of our soldiers, which reaffirmed India’s unwavering commitment to protecting our sovereignty.

“On Vijay Diwas, let us recall the valour of our soldiers that affirmed our nation’s unwavering commitment to defend our sovereignty and protect human dignity. 

Their martyrdom in the 1971 war had shown the unparalleled grit & prowess of our forces. The nation is eternally indebted to them,” the President wrote on Twitter.

Victory Day is celebrated on 16 December every year to mark India’s victory in liberating Bangladesh from Pakistan in 1971.

One of the fastest and shortest campaigns in military history, the rapid campaign conducted by the Indian Army resulted in the birth of a new nation.

After suffering defeat in the 1971 war, Pakistan’s then army chief Amir Abdullah Khan Niazi, along with 93,000 of his soldiers, surrendered to allied forces which also comprised of Indian Army personnel.

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