Swarnim Vijay Varsh Victory Flame arrived Dahung in Arunachal Pradesh

The Swarnim Vijay Varsh Mashaal or victory flame arrived at Dahung in Arunachal Pradesh on September 12, 2021 after touring the Country.

Highlights

  • Victory flame was moved throughout the country to the 50 years of victory over Pakistan during 1971 Indo-Pak War.
  • It was received at Sessa, Arunachal Pradesh with full military honours.
  • During escort of the victory flame to Dahung, cavalcade was ushered by locals with enthusiasm and deep sense of gratitude towards the gallant soldiers who fought and lost their lives during the 1971 War.
  • In the coming days, it will tour Rupa, Bomdi La and Tawang and will remain with the Ball of Fire Division till September 23, 2021 to participate in several events that has been planned to commemorate the 50 years of war with Pakistan as well as liberation of Bangladesh.

About Swarnim Vijay Mashaal

The ‘Swarnim Vijay Mashaal’ or the ‘victory flame’ symbolises India’s victory over Pakistan in 1971 Swarnim Vijay Varsh. This flame was flagged off by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on December 16, 2020 from the National War Memorial in New Delhi. At the National War Memorial, four victory flames were lit from the eternal flame and are being carried throughout the cities and villages in India. It also moved through the villages of Param Vir Chakra (PVC) and Maha Vir Chakra (MVC) awardees of 1971 war.

1971 India-Pakistani War

It was a military confrontation between India and Pakistan, occurred during the Bangladesh Liberation War in East Pakistan. The war was fought from December 3, 1971 till December 16, 1971, resulting into the fall of Dacca (Dhaka). It lasted for just 13 days and is the shortest wars in history.

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