1971 India-Pak war: Victory flame reaches Jammu and Kashmir

  • The 1971 war victory flame is part of the 50 years celebration of India’s triumph over Pakistan
  • Prominent personalities for Jammu and Kashmir attended the annual historic event
  • Four victory flames were lit by Narendra Modi at the National War Memorial

The 1971 war victory flame arrived in Jammu and Kashmir on June 27 as part of the 50 years celebration to make India’s triumph over Pakistan in the said war.

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Victory flame arriving at Jammu and Kashmir Photo: ANI
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Four victory flames were lit by India Prime Minister Narendra Modi on December 16, 2020, at the National War Memorial.

As part of the year-long India-Pak war victory also called Swarnim Vijay Varsh celebrations, the four flames were sent to four cardinal locations.

Residents of Baramulla city of Jammu and Kashmir paid, in a solemn wreath-laying ceremony, homage to soldiers who paid the ultimate price in the 1971 war at the Dagger War Memorial.

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Renowned artists participated in a series of cultural festivals to mark this day which was followed by felicitation of widows (Veer Naris) and war veterans.

Prominent personalities including; public representatives, government officials, paramilitary officers as well as police for Jammu and Kashmir attended the annual historic event.

“We salute those who sacrificed and paid the ultimate price with ther lives for this country. Armed soldiers work round the clock to protect our border. We should work in unity towards peace in Jammy and Kashmir,” said Baramula Municipal Council President, Baramula Tauseef Raina.

Major General Virendra Vats told Asian News International (ANI) that cooperation between armed forces and civilians makes Baramulla city a peaceful region in the valley.

Former Baramulla Municipal Council President Umar Kakroo also told the same news channel that the 1971 India-Pak war celebration torch that was lit in by India Prime Minister in New Delhi on December 16, 2020, had reached Baramulla and all the cultural activities that were organised were done in honour of the lives of those who sacrificed for the country then.

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