Chandigarh: Vijay Diwas commemorated at Chandimandir

Vijay Diwas marks India’s victory over Pakistan in 1971. A homage was paid to martyrs during a solemn wreath laying ceremony at the Veer Smriti war memorial at Chandimandir on Wednesday.

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On behalf of the General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western Command, Lt Gen Yogendra Dimri, Chief of Staff, Western Command, paid floral tributes at the memorial.

A number of senior veterans, including former Army Chief Gen VP Malik, former Air Chief, Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa, former Navy Chief, Admiral Sunil Lamba, Lt Gen Tej Sapru (retd.), Lt Gen Amar Aul (retd.) and Vice Admiral HCS Bisht (retd.), were also present on the occasion and paid their tributes.

Vijay Diwas this year marks the commencement of Golden Jubilee year of the 1971 Indo-Pak War, which is being celebrated across the nation as ‘Swarnim Vijay Varsh’.

A year-long tri-services commemorative event also commenced on Wednesday at the National War Memorial, New Delhi, with the lighting of the Victory Flame.

-PTC News