Vijay Diwas celebrated at Udhampur Garrison

Dhruva Shahid Smarak Lt Gen Ranbir Singh, GOC-in-C Northern Command saluting the martyrs at Dhruva Shahid Smarak in Udhampur on Tuesday.

UDHAMPUR: The 48th anniversary of “Vijay Diwas” was celebrated here today at Udhampur Garrison with full military decorum and solemnity. The day was commemorated by a wreath laying ceremony to pay homage to the gallant soldiers who made the supreme sacrifice in operations of 1971. Lieutenant General Ranbir Singh, General Officer Commanding-in-Chief (GOC-in-C), Northern Command laid the wreath on behalf of all ranks of Northern Command at Dhruva Shahid Smarak.

Each year 16th December is celebrated as Vijay Diwas to commemorate India’s military victory over Pakistan in 1971. The victory is unique and unparalleled as it was on this day that 93,000 Pakistani troops surrendered to the Indian Army.

On this momentous occasion the Army Commander complimented the rank and file of Northern Command for their steadfastness, dedication and selflessness. The Army Commander exhorted all ranks to re-dedicate themselves in the service of the nation and confront emerging challenges with professionalism and courage.

Later in the day, the Army Commander visited Command Hospital, Udhampur and met constable Mohd S Khan of CRPF who was injured in the landslide incident on 15th Dec 2019. He interacted with other patients and wished them a speedy recovery.