Mumbai, 3 September 2021
As part of the celebrations of Swarnim Vijay Varsh commemorating 50 years of the victory of India over Pakistan in 1971 war, the Victory Flame today arrived at Air Force Station, Kalina, Mumbai.
A Victory flame symbolizing India’s victory, was lit at Delhi on 16 Dec 2020 by Shri Narendra Modi, Hon’ble Prime Minister, is travelling in four cardinal directions across the country. The Western sector Victory Flame, also known as ‘Swarnim Vijay Mashaal’, arrived in Mumbai on 1st September 2021 and was received by Shri Uddhav Thackeray, Chief Minister of Maharashtra at Gateway of India.
AOC, HQ MAO Air Vice Marshal S R Singh VM VSM receives the Victory Flame at Air Force Station, Mumbai.
AOC, HQ MAO Air Vice Marshal S R Singh VM VSM felicitates the war veterans at the reception of Victory Flame at Air Force Station, Mumbai.
The flame reached today at Air Force Station Mumbai where it was received by Air Vice Marshal S R Singh, VM VSM, Air Officer Commanding, Headquarters Maritime Air Operations. War veterans who took part in the 1971 war were felicitated at the event. Some veterans spoke during the event and shared their glorious experiences of bravery.
The Victory flame will be stationed till 09 Sep 2021 in Mumbai before its departure for Panaji, Goa.
The Victory flame will also be taken to the houses of 1971 war awardees and those who made the supreme sacrifice to pay tribute for their valiant service to the nation.
AOC, HQ MAO Air Vice Marshal S R Singh VM VSM addresses the gathering at the reception of Victory flame at Air Force Station, Mumbai.
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PRO Defence-PIB Mumbai-SC/DR