Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday said the sacrifice made by soldiers during the 1971 war is a source of inspiration for all Indians and the nation will always remember them. India celebrates December 16 as Vijay Diwas to commemorate its victory over Pakistan during the 1971 war that led to creation of Bangladesh.
”Today, on the occasion of Vijay Diwas, I salute the tradition of courage and valour of the Indian Army. I remember the bravery of those courageous soldiers who wrote a new tale of valour during the 1971 war,” Singh tweeted. ”Their sacrifice is a source of inspiration for all Indians. This country will always remember them,” he stated.
Meanwhile, the President Ram Nath Kovind also recalled the valour of Indian soldiers martyred in the 1971 war and said the nation is eternally indebted to them.
On Vijay Diwas, let us recall the valour of our soldiers that affirmed our nation's unwavering commitment to defend our sovereignty and protect human dignity. Their martyrdom in 1971 war had shown unparalleled grit & prowess of our forces. The nation is eternally indebted to them," Kovind tweeted.
First Published: IST