In the year 1971, Vijay Divas is celebrated every year on 16 December in the whole country and it is considered a symbol of bravery and victory of the Indian Army. Our brave soldiers broke the bones of a large Pakistani army, which had arrived to defeat India and tasted a crushing defeat for Pakistan in the 1971 war. Under the aegis of the Ex-servicemen Council, over 70 retired Army, Navy and Air Force matrons from Surat and Navsari celebrated Victory Day in Surat in the presence of MP CR Patil.
Recalling the memorable moments of the war, MM Sharma, President and Mentor of Ex-Servicemen Council, said that Pakistan Army had started a war operation on and around Dhaka on 25 March 1971. Pakistan called it ‘Operation Search Light’. The operation found that there was a lot of violence in East Pakistan. The Bangladesh government estimates that around 3 million people have died so far. The Hamdur Rahman Commission constituted by the Pakistani government confirmed the deaths of only 26,000 people.
Recalling the story of the ’71 war, Hare Gandhi, a retired Air Force officer and chief security officer of the new civil hospital, said that the history of Victory Day dates back to 1971 when the Indo-Pakistan war broke out and lasted for about 13 days. Was. In the war that began on 03 December, on 16 December, the Pakistani Army accepted such a defeat on India’s knees. The result was the creation of a new country, Bangladesh. The commander of the East Pakistan Army, Lieutenant General AAK Niazi, with 93,000 soldiers of his army, surrendered before the knees of Lieutenant General Jagjit Singh Arora of the Indian Army on 16 December. And surrendered to the Indian Army and the Bangladesh Liberation Army. Since then, 16 December is celebrated as Victory Day in the country. And every year 16 December is celebrated as Bangladesh Independence Day.