PM Modi paid tribute at the national war memorial on Vijay Diwas. He was Joined by the defense minister, Chief of Defense Staff, and Tri-service chiefs.PM Modi lit the ‘Swarnim Vijay Mashaal’ which means a symbol of victory. Four such Mashaals or torches will be carried to various parts of the country then they will be taken to villages of Param Vir Chakra and Maha Vir Chakra awardees of the 1971 war.
Defense minister Rajnath Singh unveiled the logo for ‘Swarnim Vijay Varsh’.Nation to celebrate ‘Swarnim Vijay Varsh’ through several events across the country and the entire year being celebrated to commemorate 50th anniversary of 1971 war win. Dec 16 celebrated as Vijay Diwas to commemorate India’s victory over Pakistan in the 1971 war.