Vijay Diwas

  • Vijay Diwas: Soldiers of 1971 war against Pakistan remembered December 16, 2013

    Defence Minister AK Antony and the three service chiefs paid homage at the Amar Jawan Jyoti in the national capital on Monday to mark Vijay Diwas. This is in commemoration of India's victory over Pakistan in the 1971 war. ...
  • Face-offs between Indian, Chinese troops can occur: Antony December 16, 2013

    New Delhi: Not ruling out the possibility of incidents such as face-offs between their troops, Defence Minister AK Antony on Monday said India and China have now decided to resolve such issues amicably through the existing mechanisms. On the incident where five Indian nationals were apprehended by Chinese troops inside Indian...
  • We are better equipped today to fight a Kargil-like war: Praveen Swami July 26, 2013

    In the summer of 1999, India fought off the Pakistani intrusion in Kargil. However, the end of the war does not mean the beginning of peace for people on either side of the border. Author and senior journalist Praveen Swami joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on his book 'The...
  • Mumbai: Army to hold Vijay Diwas celebrations December 16, 2012

    Mumbai: The Indian Army will be holding an event at Shivaji Park, Mumbai to observe Vijay Diwas, honouring the martyrs of the 1971 Indo-Pak war. 93,000 Pakistani troops led by General Amir Aabdullah Khan Niazi surrendered to the Indian army on this day. The Army through 'Know Your Army Mela' would...
  • Kargil heroes honoured at Drass, some VIPs missing July 27, 2009

    Drass, Jammu and Kashmir: The hills of Kargil came alive on Sunday night when India marked the 10th anniversary of its military victory against Pakistan by paying homage to the over 500 soldiers killed while recapturing the treacherous peaks. ...
  • Photogallery: Nation salutes the heroes of Kargil July 26, 2009

    India celebrated the tenth anniversary of Kargil Victory Day on Sunday, marking the end of the Kargil conflict between India and Pakistan. ...
  • PM pays tribute to Kargil martyrs July 27, 2009

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Sunday led the nation in paying homage to the martyrs of the Kargil war on its 10th anniversary. "I join the entire nation in paying homage to the martyrs of the Kargil war. They sacrificed their lives in defence of Indian unity and...
  • India's martyrs: Killed in war, lost in memory July 26, 2009

    Ten years ago, brave men from the Indian armed forces battled a crafty enemy, against the forces of nature to not just defend the country’s borders but also give it a resounding victory in one of the toughest wars India has ever fought. In return, they asked for little...
  • In pics: Vijay Diwas: Honouring nation's valour December 16, 2008

    Vijay Diwas: Honouring the nation's valour. ...
  • India celebrates Vijay Diwas today December 16, 2006

    New Delhi: India celebrates Vijay Diwas on Saturday. It was on December 16, 1971 the Indian Army liberated East Pakistan, paving the way for the formation of Bangladesh. It was also on this day that the largest military surrender after World War II took place. Over 90,000 Pakistani soldiers were...