Beating the Retreat ceremony to have 'Swarnim Vijay' composition

This year's Beating the Retreat ceremony after Republic Day will have a special new composition 'Swarnim Vijay' to commemorate 50 years of India's victory over Pakistan in the 1971 war.

ANI | New Delhi | Updated: 23-01-2021 23:23 IST | Created: 23-01-2021 23:23 IST
Beating the Retreat ceremony to have 'Swarnim Vijay' composition
Visual of an earlier Beating the Retreat ceremony [File Photo]. Image Credit: ANI

This year's Beating the Retreat ceremony after Republic Day will have a special new composition 'Swarnim Vijay' to commemorate 50 years of India's victory over Pakistan in the 1971 war. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had lit the 'Swarnim Vijay Mashaal' at the National War Memorial on last year's Vijay Diwas on December 16, 2020, to mark the year-long 50th-anniversary celebration of the 1971 India-Pakistan war.

Vijay Diwas is celebrated every year on December 16 to mark India's triumph in liberating Bangladesh from Pakistan in 1971. In one of the fastest and shortest campaigns of military history, a new nation was born as a result of the swift campaign undertaken by the Indian Army.

After facing defeat in the 1971 war, the then Army Chief of Pakistan General Amir Abdullah Khan Niazi, along with his 93,000 troops surrendered. (ANI)

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)


TRENDING

OPINION / BLOG / INTERVIEW

Why unequal access to coronavirus vaccines is a threat to us all

... ...

India’s love affair with fossil fuels: the path to sustainable development?

... ...

Videos

Latest News

Russian diplomats return from North Korea on rail trolley

A group of Russian diplomats and their family members returned to Russia from North Korea on a hand-pushed rail trolley on Thursday because of COVID-19 restrictions in the country, Russias Foreign Ministry said in a Facebook post. Since the...

Philippines logs 2,651 new COVID-19 cases, highest in 4 months

Manila Philippines, February 26 ANIXinhua The Department of Health DOH of the Philippines reported on Friday 2,651 new COVID-19 cases, the highest daily increase since October 17 last year, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in th...

FTSE 100 slips as bond rout hits global equities

The export-heavy FTSE 100 fell on Friday as a broader sell-off in bonds spread to global equities, while British Airways owner IAG rose 4.2 even as it posted a loss of more than 5 billion.The FTSE 100 slipped 0.2, tracking losses in Europe ...

Three toucans go missing from Alipore zoo, three persons sacked

Three toucans went missing from their enclosure in the city zoo and three persons in charge of their security have been sacked, a Zoo official said on Friday.The authorities have also lodged an FIR at the Watgunge police station in the city...

Give Feedback