Patiala (Punjab), Dec 16 (ANI): Retired Colonel MP Singh Johal who fought in 1971 war recalled the unwavering courage of the forces occasion of the Vijay Diwas, a historic day that made Bangladesh an independent country. Johal belongs to a farmer family and now he is enjoying his retirement life by farming and playing golf with friends. He also gave a message to the fellow countrymen that the Indian Army is always ready to sacrifice itself for the nation. Vijay Diwas is celebrated every year on December 16 to mark India's triumph in liberating Bangladesh from Pakistan in 1971. In one of the fastest and shortest campaigns of military history, a new nation was born as a result of the swift campaign undertaken by the Indian Army. After facing defeat in the 1971 war, the then Army Chief of Pakistan General Amir Abdullah Khan Niazi, along with his 93,000 troops, surrendered to allied forces, which also comprised Indian Army personnel.