Vijay Diwas observed in Assam

Last Updated: Friday, December 16, 2011 - 19:16

Tezpur: Remembering its valiant
heroes who laid down lives in the Bangladesh liberation war,
the Gajraj Corps of the Indian Amry observed `Vijay Diwas`
here on Friday.

Chief of Staff of Gajraj Corps, Maj Gen D K Purohit, laid
a wreath at the War Memorial here and the contingent of the
Ceremony Guard sounded the `last post`.

A two-minute silence was observed in remembrance of the
soldiers who laid down their lives on this day in 1971.

The valour of Indian armed forces was testimony to the
fact that the combined might of the Army, Navy, Air Force and
the para-military forces achieved a decisive victory over
Pakistan, said army spokesman here Col N N Joshi.

"It led to the largest surrender of more than 90,000
Pakistani soldiers. The multi-pronged swift operation by the
armed forces was executed with great precision which led to
the formation of Bangladesh from erstwhile East Pakistan," Col
Joshi said.

He said the biggest challenge for the Corps was crossing
the mighty Meghna river without crossing expedients as the
bridge was destroyed by withdrawing Pakistani troops. The
river was crossed by helicopters and local craft.

PTI



First Published: Friday, December 16, 2011 - 19:16

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