Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Defence
16 DEC 2021 8:21PM by PIB Delhi
Tributes Paid on ‘Swarnim Vijay Varsh Celebrations’ at Visakhapatnam*

    As the Nation celebrates 50 Years of the decisive victory of  the 1971 India-Pak War in the form of ‘Swarnim Vijay Varsh’, the Eastern Naval Command celebrated the 50th anniversary of Vijay Diwas by paying tributes to the valiant personnel of the Armed Forces who made the supreme sacrifice during various operations in the 1971 War on 16 Dec 21. A Floral wreath was placed at the ‘Victory at Sea’ War Memorial on RK Beach this morning by Vice Admiral Sreekumar Nair, VSM, NM Director General Naval Projects, Visakhapatnam. A 50 man Guard was paraded at the venue and a two-minute silence was observed as a mark of respect to the martyrs. 
          The Nation celebrates Vijay Diwas on 16th December every year to commemorate the historic victory against Pakistan in the 1971 War. On this momentous day, 50 years ago, the world witnessed that the largest unconditionally surrender of regular Pakistani troops under the command of Lieutenant General AAK Niazi to the three tri-service theatre Commanders of Indian Armed Forces in Dhaka which resulted in the liberation of Bangladesh.