Jammu Tawi, December 17
The Tiger Division commemorated Vijay Diwas by paying homage to gallant martyrs at Balidan Stambh in Jammu. GOC along with formation commanders, serving officers and soldiers laid wreath to remember the selfless sacrifices and contribution made by our soldiers in defending the nation. The occasion was also graced by veterans who had successfully fought the 1971 Indo-Pak war. After the wreath laying, GOC Tiger Division interacted with veterans and lauded the efforts of those who made this victory so glorious.
Vijay Diwas (Victory Day) is commemorated every year on 16 December as it marks India’s military victory over Pakistan in 1971 Indo- Pak war. The end of the war resulted in the unilateral surrender of the Pakistan Army and subsequent secession of East Pakistan into Bangladesh. 16 December is a day to remember and honour the courage of our soldiers. It is day to look back at their deeds which continues to inspire generations of soldiers.