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Modi remembers armed forces on Vijay Diwas

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The Lt. General (Retd.) JFR Jacob presenting his book "An Odyssey in War & Peace" and "Surrender at Dacca" to the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, in New Delhi on December 16, 2014. The Chief of Army Staff, General Dalbir Singh, the Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral R.K. Dhowan and the Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha are also seen.

 

The Lt. General (Retd.) JFR Jacob presenting his book "An Odyssey in War & Peace" and "Surrender at Dacca" to the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, in New Delhi on December 16, 2014. The Chief of Army Staff, General Dalbir Singh, the Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral R.K. Dhowan and the Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha are also seen.
The Lt. General (Retd.) JFR Jacob presenting his book “An Odyssey in War & Peace” and “Surrender at Dacca” to the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, in New Delhi on December 16, 2014. The Chief of Army Staff, General Dalbir Singh, the Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral R.K. Dhowan and the Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha are also seen.

Remembering the sacrifices and valour of the Indian armed forces on the occasion of 43rd Vijay Diwas, Prime Minister Narendra Modi ┬ásaid the nation was “extremely proud” of them.

“On Vijay Diwas, we remember sacrifices and valour of our armed forces who fought courageously in 1971. We are extremely proud of them,” he said.

Vijay Diwas commemorates the victory of the Indian armed forces and the Mukti Bahini in the war which culminated in the liberation of Bangladesh.

On Tuesday, Lt. General (Retd.) J.F.R. Jacob also presented a copy of his books “An Odyssey in War and Peace: An Autobiography Lt. Gen. J.F.R. Jacob” and “Surrender at Dacca” to the prime minister.

“On this historic day, glad to have met Lt. General (Retd.) JFR Jacob, known for his impeccable service to the army,” Modi tweeted, while sharing images from the meeting. “I thank Lt. General (Retd.) Jacob for presenting me with his books…,” the tweet added.

The three service chiefs were also present on the occasion.

 

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