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Maj. Gen. Fazal Muqeem Khan, "Sikhs are very brave."

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Maj. Gen. Fazal Muqeem Khan, author of book "Pakistan's Crisis of Leadership"

Subject: Portrait of Bravery

He wrote about the bravery of the Sikh soldiers during the Indo-Pak war. Here are some excerpts:

“The major reason for our defeat are Sikhs. We are simply unable to do anything before them despite our best efforts. They are very daring people and are fond of martyrdom. They fight courageously and are capable of defeating an army much bigger than them.”

On 3rd December 1971 we fiercely and vigorously attacked the Indian army with infantry brigade near Hussainiwala border. This brigade included Pakistan army’s Punjab regiment together with the Baloch regiment. Within minutes we pushed the Indian army quite far back. Their defense posts fell under our control. The Indian army was retreating back very fast and the Pakistani army was going forward with great speed.

Our army reached near Kausre-Hind post (Kasure). There was small segment of Indian army appointed to defend that post and their soldiers belonged to the Sikh Regiment. A few number of the Sikh Regiment stopped our way forward like an iron wall. They greeted us with the ovation (Slogan) of ‘Bolé-so-Nihal’ and attacked us like bloodthirsty, hungry lions and hawks. All these soldiers were Sikhs. There was even a dreadful hand-to-hand battle. The sky filled with roars of ‘Yaa Ali and Sat Sri Akal’. Even in this hand-to-hand fighting the Sikhs fought so bravely that all our desires, aspirations and dreams were shattered.

In this war Lt. Col. Gulab Hussain was killed. With him Maj. Mohammed Zaeef and Capt. Arif Alim also died. It was difficult to count the number of soldiers who got killed. We were astonished to see the courage of those, handful of Sikh soldiers. When we seized the possession of the three-story defense post of concrete, the Sikh soldiers went onto the roof and kept on persistently opposing us. The whole night they kept on showering fires on us and continued shouting the loud ovation of ‘Sat Sri Akal’. These Sikh soldiers kept on the encounter till next day. Next day the Pakistani tanks surrounded this post and bombed it with guns. Those, handful of Sikhs got martyred in this encounter while resisting us, but other Sikh soldiers then destroyed our tanks with the help of their artillery. Fighting with great bravery they kept on marching forward and thus our army lost its foothold.

Alas! A handful of Sikhs converted our great victory into big defeat and shattered our confidence and courage. The same thing happened with us in Dhaka, Bangladesh. In the battle of Jassur, the Singhs opposed the Pakistan army so fiercely that our backbone and our foothold were lost. This became the main important reason of our defeat; and Sikhs’ strength, safety and honour of the country, became the sole cause of their victory.

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Lol seems like an excerpt from an indian novel...

care to share a link to this defeatist piece of article?
 

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these guys are the deadliest though. pakistan army must be thankful that they did not face the gorkhas


modern gorkha in IA

 
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Originally posted by SurvivoR
Lol seems like an excerpt from an indian novel...
care to share a link to this defeatist piece of article?


Hi SurvivoR
Hardly, Soldiers respect brave Soldiers regardless of which side of a border they may stand on.
By the way, when did you last "wear an uniform", please tell us about the wars that you "survived". Like to hear.
 

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Funny pick from this fake or indian romanticised article.... massive indian infantry was pushed back while sikhs fought bravely...and got killed in the end? tht means hindus r cowards?

The general dont seem to use shaheed or martyrs?

Any links?is it indian?
 

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Funny pick from this fake or indian romanticised article.... iik ndian infantry was pushed back while sikhs fought bravely...? tht means hindus r cowards?

Any links?
i wouldnt say hindus are "cowards" but most hindus i know avoid/dislike fighting except the ones who have a history of bloodshed such as rajputs and gorkhas. rajputs are proud @$$holes while gorkhas although far more deadly, show more humility

Is it indian
:rofl: from my experiance, pakistanis have a hard time believing that their army is not invinsible, so anything that even subtly suggests so must be a fake or indian made
 

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Originally posted by SurvivoR
Lol seems like an excerpt from an indian novel...
care to share a link to this defeatist piece of article?


Hi SurvivoR
Hardly, Soldiers respect brave Soldiers regardless of which side of a border they may stand on.
By the way, when did you last "wear an uniform", please tell us about the wars that you "survived". Like to hear.
But we definitely need the proof of this article. :)
 

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"When they take up a musket in hand at the time of battle, they come to the field fiercely springing and roaring like lions and immediately split many a breast and make they blood of many others spill in the dust. ''

''You may say that this musket was invented by these dogs (Sikhs). Though guns are possessed in large numbers by others, yet nobody knows them better.''

''These bad-tempered people discharge hundreds of bullets on the enemy on the right and left and in front and on the back. If you disbelieve in what I say, enquire from the brave warriors who will tell you more than what I have said and would have nothing but praise for their art of war. The witness of my statement are those thirsty thousand heroes who fought with them."


-Qazi Noor Muhammad, Jang Namah (Battle Chronicles), 1765


Qazi Noor Muhammad while talking about the various aspects of highly moral lives of Sikhs says that Sikhs have never learnt to commit any theft or robbery and they never dishonour any woman. Such a type of character has been imbibed by their religion.
These are the people of morality and character. They do not company plunderers and bechelour people. Truth is their religion and they do not sacrifice it any cost. They do not harm wives and children of their enemies, rather they try to save the life of innocent people.

“I will not be slightly worried or reluctant to leave my wife and young daughter under protection of any Sikh soldier.”

- General Bardwood

 
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these guys are the deadliest though. pakistan army must be thankful that they did not face the gorkhas

YouTube - Gurkhas from Indian Army
Why whenever Sikh bravery is mentioned people try to take away from their sacrifice and honour and bravery. Everyone is quick to bring up Gurkas, Rajputs etc, Sikhism was born from violence and has consistently upheld this. Article after article comes up documenting Sikh bravery then post after post comes up saying blah blah -Rajputs blah blah Gurkha....yes i'm sure there brave but credit where credit's due.
FACT- Sikhs account for >1&#37; of India's population but <30% of the Indian Armed forces and <40% of officer corps. Quite disproportional no?
Who else can boast this-
Battle of Saragarhi - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

 
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What is the big deal? Sikhs are no doubt brave soldiers and also Gurkhas. So are the Punjabis and as well as Pathans and the Baluch.

All of these nationalities formed bulk of the British Indian Army before partition. Sikhs have been allowed in the Pakistan Army as well.
 
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