Panaji, Dec 16 (GCCurrentAffairs) Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Monday paid tributes to the martyrs of 1971 war on occasion of Vijay Diwas.
‘On this historic day in 1971, Pakistan surrendered to Indian Army unconditionally. On #VijayDiwas, I join the nation in paying tributes to the brave martyrs of 1971 war & salute the valour of our Armed Forces,’ he said in a tweet.
‘Vijay Diwas’ (Victory Day) is commemorated every year on December 16 as a mark of victory over Pakistan during the ‘Bangladesh war of independence’.
The end of the war had resulted in the unilateral and unconditional surrender of the Pakistani Army and subsequent secession of East Pakistan into Bangladesh. On this day in 1971, Chief of Pakistani forces General Amir Abdullah Khan Niazi, along with 93,000 troops, had surrendered.