25 Dec 2013

Vijay Diwas Celebrated

The Defence Minister Shri AK Antony
The Defence Minister Shri AK Antony and the three Service Chiefs paid homage at Amar Jawan Jyoti on the occasion of Vijay Diwas - 2013 here today.

Every year, this day is celebrated to commemorate the victory of Indian Armed Forces over Pakistan leading to the historic creation of Bangladesh. 

The Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal NAK Browne, Chief of Naval Staff Admiral DK Joshi and Chief of Army Staff General Bikram Singh laid the wreath along with the Defence Minister and paid tributes to the Martyrs who made the supreme sacrifice while fighting the enemy during the 1971 Operation. 

As the bugles sounded the last post, two minutes’ silence was observed. 

On the occasion, the Minister of State for Defence Shri Jitendra Singh and senior officials from all the three wings of Armed Forces and Ministry of Defence were present. 

On December 16 every year, Citizens, officials, students & war veterans lay wreaths and remember the sacrifices of the soldiers. 

The anniversary of Vijay Divas is observed across the country by paying tributes to the martyrs. 

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