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Vijay Diwas Celebrated

Published on December 15, 2019
Current context: Vijay Diwas is celebrated across the nation on 16th December every year.
Vijay Diwas Celebrated
  • The day is observed to commemorate India’s victory over Pakistan in 1971 war.
  • On 16th Dec 1971, General AA Khan Niazi, the chief of the Pakistani forces, had surrendered unconditionally to the allied forces consisting of Indian Army and Mukti Bahini.
  • The war also resulted into the subsequent secession of East Pakistan into Bangladesh.
  • To mark the day, a wreath laying ceremony will be held at ‘Vijay Smarak’ at Fort William that is the Head Quarters of Eastern Command, which was at forefront of the war.
  • The decision to go for war with Pakistan was laid on 3rd Dec 1971, to save Bengali Muslims and Hindus of ‘East Pakistan’.
  • This war was fought under the leadership of Field Marshal Manekshaw and continued for 13 days.


Q.1 The VIJAY DIWAS (India) is observed on ______? 
a. 3rd December
b. 11th December
c. 16th December
d. 21st December
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