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Friday, 25 December 2020

Kharga Corps receives victory flame

Tribune News Service

Ambala, December 24

Lt Gen SS Mahal, General Officer Commanding (GOC) Kharga Corps, today received one of the victory flames at an event organised at the Kharga stadium in Ambala Cantonment as part of the Swarnim Vijay Varsh celebrations to commemorate 50 years of the 1971 war.

The victory flame was received by the Deep Strikers Division of the Indian Army at Shaheedi Chowk in Ambala Cantonment.

During the event, a 'Guard of Honour' was given to the 'victory flame' and a fly-past was also conducted by the Indian Air force. The 'veer naris' and veterans were felicitated for their valuable sacrifices in achieving the glorious victory. GOC Kharga Corps highlighted the role of Kharga Corps in the liberation of Bangladesh and exhorted the present generation of soldiers to emulate the highest standards of professional excellence.

The Indian Army is celebrating the 'Swarnim Vijay Varsh' from December 2020 to December 2021.The celebrations commenced with lighting of four 'victory flames' by PM Narendra Modi at the National War Memorial at Delhi on December 16. These are being taken to various parts of the country by Army personnel to highlight the sacrifices made by the Indian Armed Forces to achieve this historical victory against Pakistan.

from The Tribune

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