Gurugram. Dec 17 (ANI): The Victory Flame, which was handed over by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to various Army commands on the 50th anniversary of the 1971 India-Pakistan war, reached Gurugram on Thursday, and was handed over to the wife of veteran Late Brigadier Kailash Prasad Pande, Saroj Pande. Saroj Pande said that her family belongs to the Indian Army. "My husband was very fond of Indian Army and we belong to the Indian Army. I am very glad that the government felicitated me, I am honoured," Saroj Pande told ANI. "Brigadier Pande was assigned the task of clearing a well-fortified position in the eastern sector in December 1971. The brigade group advanced 40 miles in 72 hours effectively bottling up the enemy and capturing key posts under the inspiring leadership of Brigadier Pande," Indian Army said about Brigadier Pande. The brigade also repulsed attacks on the fortress of Magnamati defences until the enemy surrendered. Throughout the operations, Brigadier KP Pande displayed leadership, gallantry and devotion to duty of a very high order and was awarded Maha Vir Chakra on Dec 6, 1971.