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- Vijay Diwas is observed on 16th December every year to mark India's victory over Pakistan in 1971 war.
- On 16th December 1971, the chief of the Pakistani forces had surrendered unconditionally to the allied forces consisting of Indian Army and Mukti Bahini in Dhaka.
- The end of the 14-day war resulted in subsequent secession of East Pakistan into Bangladesh.
- To mark the event, Indian Air Force has also felicitated a team of 25 Air Warriors for undertaking a running expedition from Kargil to Kohima- aptly named as K2K Ultra Marathon-Glory Run.