Who Can Forget This Day 50 Years Ago?

December 16, 1971.

A day that will never be forgotten. A day when India won its greatest military victory.

Please click on the images for a look at the events to mark Vijay Diwas.

IMAGE: Prime Minister Narendra Damodardas Modi pays tribute to those who made the supreme sacrifice for the Motherland during the 1971 War at the National War Memorial in New Delhi, December 16, 2021.
Photograph: Atul Yadav/PTI Photo

 

IMAGE: Modi lights the Swarnim Vijay Mashaal at the ceremony to mark the 50th Vijay Diwas at the National War Memorial.
Photograph: ANI Photo

 

IMAGE: General Manoj Mukund Naravane, chief of the army staff, Admiral Radhakrishnan Hari Kumar, chief of the naval staff, and Air Chief Marshal Vivek Ram Chaudhari, chief of the air staff, along with the prime minister at the National War Memorial.
Photograph: ANI Photo

 

IMAGE: The prime minister and the three service chiefs at the National War Memorial on the 50th Vijay Diwas.
Photograph: ANI Photo

 

IMAGE: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, serving military officers and veterans at the homage and reception ceremony.
Photograph: Atul Yadav/PTI Photo

 

IMAGE: General Officer Commanding-in-Chief Eastern Command Lieutenant General Manoj Pande, centre, pays tribute to the martyrs at the Vijay Smarak in Kolkata.
Photograph: Swapan Mahapatra/PTI Photo

 

IMAGE: General Officer Commanding-in-Chief Northern Command Lieutenant General Yogesh Kumar Joshi lays a wreath to honour the martyrs of the 1971 War to mark the 50th Vijay Diwas at the Dhruva Shaheed Smarak, in Udhampur.
Photograph: ANI Photo

 

IMAGE: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin pays tribute to the martyrs on the occasion of Vijay Diwas at the War Memorial in Chennai.
Photograph: R Senthil Kumar/PTI Photo

 

IMAGE: National Cadet Corps take the salute at the War Memorial in Chennai.
Photograph: R Senthil Kumar/PTI Photo

 

IMAGE: A paramilitary trooper pays tribute to the martyrs on the occasion of Vijay Diwas in Agartala.
Photograph: PTI Photo

 

Photographs curated by Manisha Kotian/Rediff.com
Feature Presentation: Ashish Narsale/Rediff.com

 


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