Vijay Diwas | 47th Anniversary of Indo-Pak War of 1971 | Important GK for SSC, Bank & Railway Exams
Press the bell icon to never miss a video from Testbook.com Hello Friends, today we will be talking about Vijay Diwas. How many of you know when is Vijay Diwas celebrated and why? Every year, 16th December is celebrated as Vijay Diwas. This day, in the year 1971 Indian Army won the war against Pakistan. Due to this war, Bangladesh was formed. which was East Pakistan, formerly. Around 93,000 Pakistan soldiers surrendered in front of India, displaying white flags. 16th December, that is today, we remember all the martyrs who sacrificed their lives in this war and honor them. This war was started on 3rd December, 1971 This war went on for around 13 days. Officially, on 16th December 1971 Pakistan Army surrendered in front of Indian Army. Try to give it a guess, what nickname did General Tika Khan earned after this war? You can share your answers in the comment section below. You will get the answer to this question by the end of this video. Let’s move on to some facts, which you must know. In this war, 3800 soldiers sacrificed their lives so that they could destroy Pakistan’s Genocide Plan. This plan was against the Bengali population residing in East Pakistan. In this war, one third army of Pakistan was taken into captivation. This Indo-Pakistan war caused the liberation war for Bangladesh. which was a conflict between two dominant political parties. The first one was Western Pakistan Party and the second one was the majority of Eastern Pakistan Party. Pakistani’s tortured, raped and killed the Bengali population which was residing in East Pakistan. Due to this 9 million refugees were sent to India. On this day, in the year 1971 the chief of Pakistan Army, General Amir Abdullah Khan Niyazi along with 93,000 people surrendered to India Army and Mukti Bahini. The last and the most important fact is, at the end of this war, General Tika Khan was given the nickname – “Butcher of Bengal” The reason was that he conducted widespread slaughter. He is also known as “Butcher of Baluchistan” We hope this video proves to be helpful for you. Do let us know how you find this video, in the comment section below. You can also share this video with your friends. All The Best for your future exams and Thank You for Watching.