The 1971 struggle tells us that the partition of India on the premise of faith was a “historic mistake” and Pakistan was born within the identify of 1 faith but it surely couldn’t stay one, Defence Minister Rajnath Sing mentioned on Sunday after inaugurating ‘Swarnim Vijay Parv’ commemorating 50 years of the 1971 Liberation Warfare of Bangladesh at India Gate lawns within the nationwide capital.
“After the defeat of 1971, it’s repeatedly combating a proxy struggle. Pakistan desires to disrupt peace in India by selling terrorism and different anti-India actions. The Indian forces had foiled their plans in 1971 and work to get rid of terrorism from its root is in underway,” he mentioned. “Now we have received in a direct struggle and the victory can be ours in oblique struggle as effectively.”
Mr. Singh additionally paid tributes to the nation’s first Chief of Defence Workers Gen Bipin Rawat, who was killed in a helicopter crash final week. The Parv marks the end result of year-long celebrations commemorating the 1971 struggle.
Terming the 1971 struggle as among the many most decisive wars on the planet after the 2 World Wars within the twentieth century, Mr. Singh mentioned the struggle was a basic instance of India’s morals and democratic traditions. “It will likely be hardly ever seen in historical past that after defeating one other nation in a struggle, a rustic doesn’t impose its dominance, however fingers over energy to its political consultant. India did this, as a result of it is part of our tradition. India has by no means invaded any nation, nor has it ever captured an inch of land of every other nation,” he mentioned.
Mr. Singh described the 1971 struggle as a shining instance of jointness and integration among the many three Companies, underlining the significance of planning, coaching and combating collectively. Stating that from procurement to manufacturing, all efforts are being made to make the forces extra succesful, environment friendly and self-reliant, Mr. Singh mentioned, “Our intention is to maintain our armed forces prepared for any eventuality.”
Mr. Singh remembered the willpower, coordination and valour of the Indian armed forces in the course of the struggle. Our armed forces supported ‘Muktivahini’, helped lakhs of refugees and prevented any type of aggression from western and northern sector, he mentioned. “They ensured that the credibility of India’s dedication in the direction of peace, justice and humanity on the planet group is maintained.”
A sequence cultural occasions and performances have been deliberate over the subsequent two days. Warfare films and a grand battle exhibition depicting main operations on the Japanese and Western Entrance of 1971 struggle will even be displayed, the Ministry mentioned.