New Delhi. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday, December 16, 2022 paid tributes to the armed forces personnel who played a significant role in ensuring India’s victory over Pakistan in the 1971 war on the occasion of Vijay Diwas and said the country will always be indebted to them. In a tweet, Modi said, “On Vijay Diwas, I pay tribute to all the brave armed forces personnel who ensured India an extraordinary victory in the 1971 war.” The country will be indebted to the armed forces for their role in keeping the country safe.
I take this golden opportunity to acknowledge the leadership role of Prime Minister Mrs. Indira Gandhi in the execution of the Liberation War of Bangladesh. I have first-hand knowledge of her stewardship for she approved the battle plan code-named Operation EAGLE which initiated the liberation with direct military action in the Chittagong Hill Tracts. Her initiative was very critical and she balanced the opposition and the resistance exerted by the United States.
I also pay my tributes to all the fallen heroes of the War including the membres of Special Frontier Force, Establishment No. 22, now known as Vikas Regiment.
Service Number: MS-8466 and MR-03277K Major R. Rudra Narasimham, AMC, Medical Officer, South Column, Operation Eagle, Special Frontier Force.