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1971 war: Paying respects to soldiers who died in line of duty| In pics

Published on Dec 16, 2022 11:33 AM IST

Vijay Diwas commemorates India's victory over Pakistan in the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War. Nearly 50 years ago, the day marked the largest military surrender after the Second World War, as 93,000 soldiers of the Pakistan Army laid down their arms before the Indian forces -resulting in the liberation of Bangladesh, formerly East Pakistan.

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CDS General Anil Chauhan, Army chief General Manoj Pande, Air Force chief Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari and Vice Chief of Indian Navy Vice Admiral SN Ghormade lay wreaths at the National War Memorial on the occasion of Vijay Diwas 2022. (ANI) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Dec 16, 2022 11:33 AM IST

CDS General Anil Chauhan, Army chief General Manoj Pande, Air Force chief Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari and Vice Chief of Indian Navy Vice Admiral SN Ghormade lay wreaths at the National War Memorial on the occasion of Vijay Diwas 2022. (ANI)

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh lays wreath at National War Memorial on Vijay Diwas.(ANI) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Dec 16, 2022 11:33 AM IST

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh lays wreath at National War Memorial on Vijay Diwas.(ANI)

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets army veterans during the 'At Home' reception organised on the eve of the Vijay Diwas, at Army House in Delhi on Thursday.(PTI) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets army veterans during the 'At Home' reception organised on the eve of the Vijay Diwas, at Army House in Delhi on Thursday.(PTI)

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President Droupadi Murmu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and other dignitaries at the Vijay Diwas reception in Delhi on Thursday.  (PTI) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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President Droupadi Murmu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and other dignitaries at the Vijay Diwas reception in Delhi on Thursday.  (PTI)

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Laser show at Victoria Memorial during the Vijay Diwas celebrations, in Kolkata, on Wednesday.  (PTI) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Laser show at Victoria Memorial during the Vijay Diwas celebrations, in Kolkata, on Wednesday.  (PTI)

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Andalib Elias, Deputy High Commissioner of Bangladesh hoists the country's flag at the Bangladesh Deputy High Commission in Kolkata on the occasion of Vijay Diwas. expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Dec 16, 2022 11:33 AM IST

Andalib Elias, Deputy High Commissioner of Bangladesh hoists the country's flag at the Bangladesh Deputy High Commission in Kolkata on the occasion of Vijay Diwas.

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