Prime Minister Narendra Modi has hailed the armed forces for India’s victory in the 1971 Indo-Pak war, saying the history created by the soldiers will be written in golden letters.
“On Vijay Diwas, I pay tributes to the courage, valour and bravery of Indian soldiers. The history that our troops created on this day will be embossed in golden letters,” Modi tweeted. December 16 is observed as Vijay Diwas.
विजय दिवस पर भारतीय सैनिकों के साहस, शौर्य और पराक्रम को नमन करता हूं। 1971 में आज के दिन हमारी सेना ने जो इतिहास रचा, वह सदा स्वर्णाक्षरों में अंकित रहेगा।
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) December 16, 2019
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.