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So folks, yesterday was the anniversary of the ceasefire of the 1965 war - a war that Pakis chest-thumpingly claim to have 'decisively' won.
Well, like all Paki claims, this one too needs to be taken with a tonne of salt.
Let me share some thoughts on it ..
First, a bit of background.
1960s were a 'glorious' time for Pakistan.
Their economy was 'booming', their first (of many) IMF bailouts of 1958 notwithstanding!
To be fair, they were most definitely doing relatively better than us, though.
And then, there was the glorious, self styled Field Marshal sitting comfortably in the President's chair, having imposed the first (of many) military rules over the land of the pure!
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1965 - IAF gun camera captures an attack at a Paki trainyard.
A burning rail engine at top & dust of bullets hitting ground clearly visible
1965 - Mysteres of No 1 Squadron carrying out a raid on Sargodha Airfield
Mysteres over Sargodha, 1965
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#Remembering1965 - Eve of Battle of Chhamb, the defenders of Chhamb Jaurian, 20 LANCERS.

2/Lt Ravi Laroia, SM (P), Capt Shankar Roy Choudhury, Capt Balbir Sandhu, Capt Amarjit Singh, Capt Kapoor

These fine men stood resolute at Phagla Ridge & Munawar Wali Tawi
01 Sept 1965, at 0330 Hours Pakistan launched heavy shelling along CFL at Akhnoor. 2 troops of C Sqn 20 LANCERS moved to Koel and Dhalla on CFL.
At 0550 Hours, enemy tanks came in contact.
90 Patton's against 14 AMX 13
#Remembering1965 Patton M-48 tanks of Pakistan 11 Cavalry were across the CFL, with 14 AMX 13 of C Sqn 20 LANCERS holding the CFL along with 6 SIKH LI and 3 MAHAR.
Between 0550 and 0630 Hrs, Dhalla post was over-run by the Pattons.

The battle of Chhamb-Jaurian had commenced.
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Lt. Col. Hari Singh of the India's posing outside a captured Pakistani police station in Lahore.
Indian army in the #IndoPakWar1947.
Major General Syed Ahmed (R) offers his surrender of the Hyderabad State forces to Major General J.N.Chaudhuri.
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