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History & Operations of Wars in Pakistan

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An oft-seen photograph of Pakistani 'trophies' inspecting captured 25-pounder guns of the Indian 161 Field Regiment, at Jaurian.
The commander of the Akhnoor-based "Crossed Swords" Division was sacked by LTG Harbaksh Singh for not retrieving the guns, replaced by MG Umrao Singh.


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Those who don't know, the rank of jemadar in British army is equivalent to naib subedar in infantry units, and naib risaldar in cavalry and armoured corps units. The battle of Chajja Hill was the turning point of AJK war of liberation. Rest in Peace Soldier!!!

Jemadar Hussain Khan; a 4/7ᵗʰ Rajput veteran of the Second World War, who was killed in action while defending the Chhaja feature at Poonch, on 18ᵗʰ May 1948, while serving with the 4ᵗʰ Azad Kashmir, aka the 8ᵗʰ Sudhnotis. awarded the Shuja; equivalent of the Tamgha-e-Jurat.


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The Pakistan Army of '71 was quite different it's pre-US embargo former self. the small-arms inventory had improved. Inculcation of Chinese tactics had allowed units to infiltrate deep behind enemy lines, such as the 26ᵗʰ Brigade at Chandak / Thanpir at the cost of logistics....


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Post-Tashkent, 1966.

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GOC 10ᵗʰ Division, MG Sarfaraz Khan and GOC 15ᵗʰ Division, MG Mohinder Singh, meet on the banks of the BRBL Canal. both were Second World War recipients of the Military Cross -
Not to forget the HJ and MVC given for the '65 Operations too, respectively.
 

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Operation desert hawk
Lieutenant Ahmed Khatlani, a company commander with the 18ᵗʰ Punjab, was killed in action during the attack on Sardar Post, in the Rann of Kutch, on night 8/9ᵗʰ April 1965.

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A posthumous Sitara-e-Jurat.
This was the first major encounter in the 1965 saga.
 

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Mizo rebels and Pakistani troops - East Pakistan. Circa 1971...

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Uprooted from Mizoram after the February 1966 rebellion was crushed by the Indians, 'President Laldenga' and his followers found refuge and assistance in the Chittagong Hill Tracts.
The games we played...and play.
 

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A captured 25-pounder towed artillery piece.

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can't say if this is the same pair brought back by the late Shabbir Sharif after the Battle of Troti. insignia of the Indian 15 Corps is visible on the vehicle. aka the Chinar Corps - headquartered at Srinagar's Badami Bagh Cantt.


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