Vijay Diwas - December 16
Fri, Dec 16, 2022

Vijay Diwas

Vijay Diwas symbolizes India’s victory over Pakistan in the 1971 war. Today we remember all those who bravely defended their native lands and forever remained a hero. The population gathers at various events to honor the memory of the dead and express gratitude for real life.


There has always been tension between Pakistan and India, and for good reason. The founding one was in East Pakistan. In September 1971, Indian troops began primary operations in the border areas. Prime Minister Indira Gandhi announced that 13 Pakistani tanks had been destroyed near Bogra. Pakistani soldiers did not stop shelling, many civilians died because of this. Night raids were also carried out, airfields and strategic facilities were destroyed.

After 13 days the war ended. The surrender of Pakistan was recorded in Dhaka on 16 December. This is how Bangladesh was born and gained its independence. Vijay Diwas was celebrated for the first time many years later by the Ministry of Defense of India. It should be noted that military holidays for the state are the most significant and still.

Interesting facts

Did you know that:

  • Indira Gandhi was the only woman in power during the war;
  • the Pakistani spirit during the conflict was greatly inferior to the Indian;
  • India has perfectly shown the enemy that she knows how to fight on several fronts;
  • about 93 thousand Pakistanis were in captivity, after the war they were sent home;
  • in 1972, regular negotiations between the countries were held, but the previous mistakes were avoided.

How to celebrate

Pay attention to the historical facts at Vijay Diwas and spend some time learning about past years. Watch documentaries and note interesting moments. Attend events dedicated to the date or watch them online.

When is Vijay Diwas celebrated in 2022?

Vijay Diwas is observed on December 16 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Friday December 16 2022
Saturday December 16 2023
Monday December 16 2024
Tuesday December 16 2025
Wednesday December 16 2026

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