Rahul's EMOTIONAL tribute to martyrs of 1971 war

New Delhi, Dec 16: Congress president Rahul Gandhi today paid homage to the Indian soldiers, who had made the supreme sacrifice in the 1971 war with Pakistan, on the occasion of Vijay Diwas. 

"On #VijayDiwas, we salute the indomitable spirit and sacrifice of the martyrs of 1971 War. 

"Let each one of us remember the unfathomable valour of our soldiers, who defend India's freedom every day," he wrote on Twitter.

Vijay Diwas is commemorated on this day every year to mark India's victory over Pakistan in the war, which had led to the creation of Bangladesh.

Over 90,000 Pakistani soldiers had surrendered before the Indian Army in the 1971 war.