Signing of Surrender Document on 16 December 1971 | Lt. General A. A. Niazi of the Pakistan Army signs the instrument of surrender as Lt. General J. S. Arora looks on
Commemorating the War of 1971: Vijay Diwas
Vijay Diwas (Victory Day) is commemorated every year on 16th December in India as it marks its military victory over Pakistan in 1971 during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971. The end of the war resulted in the unilateral surrender of the Pakistan Army and subsequent secession of East Pakistan into Bangladesh.
This day, however, does not merely mark the celebration of our victory over Pakistan. It is a day to remember and honour the courage of a soldier. It is a day to look back at their deeds which continue to inspire generations of soldiers. It is a day to remember that honour in battle much like in life, is all about standing one’s ground and fighting till the last tank or man if necessary.
Team Point Blank 7 through untold stories of 1971 brings out the achievements, the setbacks, the triumphs and the tragedies of what is today known as the liberation war.
It remembers the heroes of 1971 and salutes them for their bravery.
Click to read the Untold Stories of the Indo-Pak War 1971 narrated by the war veterans themselves:
“The Battle of Boundary Pillar (BP) 638”
Lord Of The Battle Point 638
A story of the unknown valour of Indian Army specially ‘The Kumaon Regiment’
Malharis’ Battle Of Gadra City In 1971 War
Former Pakistani Col Nadir Ali’s talks of his experiences from 1971 in Bangladesh
Liberation War-Historicising a Personal Narrative
Evidence of 54 Indian Prisoners of War (POWs) holed up in Pakistan since the 1971 War
Indian Prisoners Of War Holed Till Death In Pakistan
A retired Pakistani Brigadier looking back with love and warmth on an Indian JCO, who happened to touch his life, when he was a Prisoner of War in India. Just proves how truly universal can human sentiments be.
Doongar Singh – A Pakistani Brigadier Looks Back to an Indian JCO
A very touching account of Late Col Swittens (from 37th NDA) as narrated by his dearest friend and course mate Gp Capt Unni Kartha (Veteran)
Eternal Vigil – POW Joe’s Story