Bangladesh celebrates victory day

Bangladesh today celebrated the Victory Day to mark its glorious triumph in the nine-month bloody war against the Pakistani occupation forces in 1971. On this historic day, i.e December 16, Bangladesh remembers the three million martyrs, who died for the independence of their beloved motherland. The Victory Day is being celebrated across the country. On this day in 1971, the chief of Pakistan's eastern army, General Amir Aabdullah Khan Niazi, surrendered with the more than 93,000 troops under his command, before the joint forces of Mukti Bahini and the Indian army led by General Jagjit Singh Aurora at the Ramna Race Course (now Suhrawardy Udyan) in Dhaka.