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BSF Jawans Run 180 km In 11 Hours To Honour 1971 War Veterans

BSF personnel ran a 180 kilometers relay race at midnight (December 13-14) at the international border to honor the 1971 war veterans. The race culminated at Anupgarh in less than 11 hours. Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports Kiran Rijiju lauded the BSF personnel who participated in the race.

“BSF honored the war heroes of 1971 war today in style! 180 km baton relay race was run by 930 BSF boys and girls in the midnight at the international border and completed in less than 11 hours,” Rijiju tweeted.

Vijay Diwas is celebrated every year on December 16 to mark India’s triumph in liberating Bangladesh from Pakistan in 1971. In one of the fastest and shortest campaigns of military history, a new nation was born as a result of the swift campaign undertaken by the Indian Army. After facing defeat in the 1971 war, the then Army Chief of Pakistan General Amir Abdullah Khan Niazi, along with his 93,000 troops, surrendered to allied forces which also comprised of Indian Army personnel.

BRIEF OF 1971 INDIA-PAK WAR

The Indo-Pakistani War of 1971 was a military confrontation between India and Pakistan that occurred during the liberation war in East Pakistan from 3 December 1971 to the fall of Dacca (Dhaka) on 16 December 1971. The war began with preemptive aerial strikes on 11 Indian air stations, which led to the commencement of hostilities with Pakistan and Indian entry into the war of independence in East Pakistan on the side of Bengali nationalist forces. Lasting just 13 days, it is one of the shortest wars in history

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Kartik Sud

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