The victory led to the establishment of Bangladesh...
and the end of the British colonial rule in India's former East Pakistan region.
On December 16, Pakistan formally surrendered to India, and the war was declared over.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that India will never forget the bravery of our Army who helped us win the war in 1971 stated PM Modi in a tweet.
Rajnath Singh, the defence minister, also paid tribute to the soldiers who died in the line of duty during the 1971 war.
General Anil Chauhan, the chief of the defence staff, Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari, and Vice Admiral SN Ghormade, the vice chief of the Indian navy, also paid their homage at the National War Memorial in Delhi.