New Delhi: The country is celebrating ‘Swarnim Vijay Parv’ today. On this day in 1971, the Indian Army defeated Pakistan in the war. On this occasion, a program is being organized at the India Gate in Delhi.
Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurated the ‘Wall of Fame-1971 Indo Pak War’. During this, Rajnath Singh also took stock of the display of military equipment in the opening ceremony of ‘Swarnim Vijay Parv’.
At the ceremony, Rajnath Singh also condoled the death of the late Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat, his wife and 11 other martyred soldiers. He said that due to the demise of these heroes, it has been decided to celebrate the ‘Swarnim Vijay Parv’ with simplicity. He also wished Group Captain Varun Singh a speedy recovery.
Addressing the function, Rajnath Singh said, “today is a very special day for the Indian Armed Forces. On this day, India achieved a historic victory over Pakistan. Today I salute the valor and sacrifice of every soldier of India, due to which India won the 1971 war. The entire nation will always be indebted to the Indian soldier for his indelible sacrifice. Today we are very happy that Bangladesh has progressed on the path of development in the last 50 years.”
“The India-Pakistan War of 1971 will be counted as one of the most decisive wars in the world. The 1971 war also tells us that the partition of India on the basis of religion was a historical mistake. Pakistan was born in the name of one religion. But Pakistan could never remain one.”
Rajnath Singh said that Pakistan has engaged in an anti-India campaign after the 1971 defeat.
“Pakistan is fighting a proxy war through terrorists. Pakistan names its missiles after Ghori, Ghaznavi and Abdali. These are the people who have committed bloodshed in India. At the same time, India names its missiles Akash, Prithvi, Agni,” Rajnath Singh asserted.
first published:Dec. 12, 2021, 2:31 p.m.