Vijay Diwas: Southern Command battle-hardened and battle-ready, prepared for any task to protect nation, says Army Commander

By: Express News Service | Pune |

December 17, 2020 12:53:48 am





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The Southern Command of the Indian Army is a battle-hardened and battle-ready command and it is operationally prepared for undertaking any task, said Southern Army Commander Lieutenant General C P Mohanty on the occasion of Vijay Diwas, which marks the victory achieved by India over Pakistan 49 years ago.

Vijay Diwas 2020 was celebrated on Wednesday at the National War Memorial, Southern Command, Pune. India’s victory in this war saw the emergence of bangladesh as an independent nation and the rise of India as a regional power.

Lieutenant General Mohanty, in a press statement issued on the occasion, said the victory was achieved in just 13 days of war, which resulted in complete surrender of Pakistan forces and creation of a new nation, bangladesh.

Remembering the veterans who fought in the 1971 War, the Army Commander said they ‘have written an epic saga of valour, grit, determination and bravery in the history of Southern Command and it is a matter of pride and inspiration for generations ahead.’ He said on this occasion, the Command salutes all those bravehearts who made the supreme sacrifice in the line of duty.

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