Forty-seven years ago, on this very same day, the chief of the Pakistani forces, General Amir Abdullah Khan Niazi, along with 93,000 troops surrendered to Indian Army and Bangladesh Forces called the Mukti Bahini
New Delhi: As India celebrates Vijay Diwas on December 16 to commemorate its Army’s victory over Pakistan in 1971, politicians and celebrities took to Twitter to pay tribute to the brave soldiers who fought relentlessly during the war for the independence of Bangladesh from Pakistan.
Forty-seven years ago, on this very same day, the chief of the Pakistani forces, General Amir Abdullah Khan Niazi, along with 93,000 troops surrendered to Indian Army and Bangladesh Forces called the Mukti Bahini.
On Sunday (December 16, 2018), expressing gratitude to India, Bangladesh lawmaker Quazi Rosy said, "Without you (Indian Armed Forces), we would not have been able to attain independence so fast."
Check out some tweets here:
Salutations to our soldiers who valiantly fought 1971 war and brought victory to our Nation. We remain indebted to them for their courage and selfless service to the Nation. #VijayDiwas pic.twitter.com/h4GikvtfiH— Smriti Z Irani (@smritiirani) December 16, 2018
Today on #VijayDiwas, we remember the indomitable spirit of the brave soldiers who fought in 1971. Their unwavering courage and patriotism ensured our country is safe. Their service will always inspire every Indian.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) December 16, 2018
Dec16th is #VijayDiwas #VijayDiwas2018 - a day in 1971 when #India ‘s armed forces @adgpi @IAF_MCC @indiannavy @BSF_India inflictd defeat on #Pakistan resultg in PakArmys surrender - the largest post WW2 surrender#RememberAndNeverForget those who servd n sacrficd 🇮🇳🙏🏻 pic.twitter.com/i1R3ThHcWI— Rajeev Chandrasekhar 🇮🇳 (@rajeev_mp) December 16, 2018
On #VijayDiwas, a salute to the unparalleled valor of India's armed forces.— Rajyavardhan Rathore (@Ra_THORe) December 16, 2018
In 1971, on this day, our armed forces defeated Pakistan and Bangladesh was born.
The legendary courage and sacrifice of our armed forces will continue to inspire India for generations to come. pic.twitter.com/J43XwMkgUt
Today at 12:30 pm, Bengaluru will dedicate a road to hero of Nagrota, Major Akshay Girish. Do be there to pay respects to the martyr. There couldn’t have been a better day to honour him. Today is #VijayDiwas @megirish2001 @sonali_singh @FlagsOfHonour @adgpi pic.twitter.com/YEXdAbGz8M— Major Gaurav Arya (@majorgauravarya) December 16, 2018
On this occasion of #VijayDiwas, let us remember the victory of our brave soldiers in 1971. I salute their courage, valor and patriotism for our country. They are inspiration to all of us.— Suresh Prabhu (@sureshpprabhu) December 16, 2018
The nation observing the 48th #VijayDiwas today. On the occasion of #VijayDiwas, I salute the brave soldiers of the Indian Army who fought valiantly in the 1971 war and defeated the Pakistan Army. Jai Hind pic.twitter.com/NhWk61VDOG— Arjun Ram Meghwal (@arjunrammeghwal) December 16, 2018
#VijayDiwas is a reminder of the superiority & might of our armed forces. This day in 1971, the valour of are soldiers led to the surrender of Pakistan.Salute our forces for their glorious victories & their invaluable service to the nation in times of war as well as during peace. pic.twitter.com/zBKdv1nBGh— Dharmendra Pradhan (@dpradhanbjp) December 16, 2018
#VijayDiwas— Dr Jitendra Singh (@DrJitendraSingh) December 16, 2018
"You surrender or we wipe you out", said Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw to Pakistan on 13th December,1971. Within three days, more than 93,000 Pakistani troops surrendered on 16th December, 1971. pic.twitter.com/Xu0ycNP2t7
On 13th Dec, 1971 - Field Marshal Manekshaw warned Pak forces— Manjinder S Sirsa (@mssirsa) December 16, 2018
“You surrender or we wipe you out"
In 3 days, the world saw unprecedented surrender of 93000 Pak troops 🇮🇳 #JaiHind #VijayDiwas
In pics - Lieutenant General Jagjit Singh Arora with Surrendering General Niazi of Pak 🙂 pic.twitter.com/bbcB4wnAYD
#VijayDiwas greetings to the country. It was on this day in 1971 that Pakistani forces unconditionally surrendered before the allied forces of the Indian army and Mukti Bahini of East Pakistan. Jai Hind, Amar Jawan. Happy Birthday #Bangladesh pic.twitter.com/Qy8niivGIf— Smita Prakash (@smitaprakash) December 16, 2018
On #VijayDiwas I salute the brave soldiers of the Indian Army who fought valiantly in the 1971 war and defeated the Pakistan Army. Jai Hind— Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) December 16, 2018
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