#LestWeForgetIndia🇮🇳 the epic battle of Chawinda #IndoPakWar1965 & the legend of #BravestOfTheBrave, Lt Col A B Tarapore, #ParamVirChakra (P), 17 HORSE

The #IndianBrave led his tanks into decisive battles, making the supreme sacrifice #OnThisDay 16 Sept in 1965
On 11 September 1965, the Poona Horse Regiment under the command of Lieutenant Colonel Ardeshir Burzarji Tarapore was assigned the task of delivering the main armored thrust for capturing Phillora in the Sialkot Sector in Pakistan.
The regiment was thrusting between Phillora & Chawinda when it was suddenly counter-attacked by the enemy’s heavy Armour from Wazirali.
Lt Col Tarapore defied the enemy’s charge, held his ground and attacked Phillora with one of his squadrons supported by an infantry battalion.
Though under the continuous enemy tank and artillery fire, LT Col Tarapore remained unperturbed throughout this action and when wounded refused to be evacuated.
The #IndianBrave led his regiment to capture Wazirwali on 14 September, and Jassoran and Butur-Dograndi on 16 September 1965.
Though his own tank was hit several times, he maintained his pivots at both these places and thereby helped the supporting infantry attacking Chawinda.
Inspired by his leadership, the regiment fiercely attacked the enemy armor and destroyed approximately sixty Pakistani Army tanks, suffering only nine tank casualties. However, Lt Col Tarapore’s tank was hit and was enveloped in flames and he made the supreme sacrifice
#LestWeForgetIndia🇮🇳 Lt Col Tarapore, inspite of being injured, led his men and fought valiantly for six days before meeting a hero's death in the battlefield at Chawinda
#LestWeForgetIndia🇮🇳 For his extraordinary valour. exceptional leadership and supreme sacrifice, Lt Col A B Tarapore was awarded the #ParamVirChakra posthumously
The supreme sacrifice of the #IndianBrave #OnThisDay 16 September in 1965 remains etched in the annals of time.

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