"Vijay Diwas" celebrations in memory of war of 1971 (in pics)

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Jammu, Dec 16: Army's Northern Command today celebrated Vijay Diwas to commemorate the martyrs of the Bangladesh Liberation War in 1971.

The main function in Jammu and Kashmir was held at the Udhampur-based Northern Command headquarters, in which a large number of civil dignitaries, Ex-Serviceman and services personnel participated and paid homage to the martyrs who laid down their lives in Indo-Pak war of 1971.

Vijay Diwas is celebrated every year on December 16 to commemorate India's victory over Pakistan in 1971.

The Northern Command commemorated the occasion with a wreath laying ceremony at Dhurva War Memorial by Lt Gen H J S Sachdev, Chief of Staff, Northern Command. Lt Gen Sanjiv Chachra, GOC-in-C Northern Command in his message highlighted the role of the Indian Armed forces in achieving major military victory in the 1971 war.

On this occasion, Lt Gen Chachra exhorted all ranks of the Northern Command to rededicate themselves in the service of the nation and emulate the devotion and absoluteness of war veterans and martyrs, which has brought the Indian Army to the pinnacle of professional glory.

In New Delhi

Defence Minister A K Antony along with Mos Jitendra Singh and three service chiefs pose for group photos after paying homage to the martyrs at Amar Jawan Jyoti at India Gate to mark the 'Vijay Divas' in New Delhi on Monday.

In New Delhi

Defence Minister A K Antony with three service chiefs paying homage to the martyrs at Amar Jawan Jyoti at India Gate to mark the 'Vijay Divas' in New Delhi on Monday.

In New Delhi

Defence Minister A K Antony with three service chiefs paying homage to the martyrs at Amar Jawan Jyoti at India Gate to mark the 'Vijay Divas' in New Delhi on Monday.

In Kolkata

Army officer Dalbir Singh, Naval Officer Atul Khanna and Airforce Officer Jasbir Walia offering their respects to martyrs during Vijay Diwas celebration in Kolkata on Monday.

With PTI inputs

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