Vijay Diwas, also known as Victory Day, is observed on December 16th each year in India. It commemorates the victory of the Indian Armed Forces over Pakistan during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971. The war lasted for 13 days and resulted in the creation of Bangladesh (formerly East Pakistan) as an independent nation.
On December 16, 1971, the Pakistani military in East Pakistan (now Bangladesh) surrendered to the joint forces of India and Bangladesh, leading to the liberation of Bangladesh. The day is a significant milestone in the history of both India and Bangladesh and is celebrated to honor the sacrifices made by the soldiers and to remember the successful outcome of the conflict.
During Vijay Diwas, ceremonies and events are organized to pay homage to the soldiers who lost their lives in the war and to celebrate the victory that led to the birth of Bangladesh. The day holds historical and emotional importance, symbolizing the triumph of justice and the spirit of freedom.