- Andaman & Nicobar Command personnel hoist National Flag to mark 50th year of India’s victory in 1971 war
- Indira Point is the southernmost tip of the country
- Victory Flame was on a voyage to Nicobar Group of Islands
- Now begins its journey to the mainland
New Delhi, Aug 23, 2021: The Swarnim Vijay Varsh Victory Flame was taken to Indira Point, the southernmost tip of the country on August 22, 2021, as part of its voyage to the Nicobar Group of Islands. The Armed Forces personnel from Andaman & Nicobar Command hoisted the National Flag and collected the soil from the location to mark the momentous occasion.
The Victory Flame has now begun its journey back to Port Blair for a befitting farewell before its onward journey to the mainland. The journey of the Victory Flame, north to south, spanning the entire Andaman and Nicobar chain of Islands commemorates the spirit of Swarnim Vijay Varsh. 2021 is being celebrated as Swarnim Vijay Varsh to mark the 50th year of India’s historic victory in the 1971 war.