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Maj-General Akhtar Malik and the 1965 Debacle

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  1. T-Faz

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    I only came to know of Maj-General Akhtar Malik when my father told me that a Pakistani Maj-general was about to cut off the logistical supply route of the Indian army and achieve victory but was replaced with drunken bastard Yahya Khan. Yahya allowed the Indian to regroup and they went on to attack Lahore, what a travesty to let such a thing happen.

    I only got to know of his name on this forum and learnt that he was creating havoc in Akhnoor by traveling in a helicopter and the Indian army was in disarray but Ayub Khan replaced him with his favorite and the war changed shape. Here are a couple of article's about the incident.

    Operation Grand Slam -DAWN Magazine; November 27, 2005

    He would have gone on to be the man in charge and gone on to make us so damn proud but what a debacle this was.
     
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  2. Emperor Palpatine

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    2010...this is 2010..
    too many times in this forum have 1965 been discussed..
     
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    This is clearly Military History forum, so this has to be discussed, what else will be discussed here.
     
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    These depressing debacles make and break the history of a nation, just like in 1971, the same culprit Yayha Khan was asked to let General Tika go and implement his military strategy, had General Tika been left in charge of the war Sector, the out come may very well have been different. But i guess you learn from your history implement it in present and prepare for the future.
     
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    self delete :eek:
     
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    I also heard about his bravery but did not know him from name. Thanks for posting this.

    @Indian Members: It would be Ok and we won't mind it even a bit if you stay out of a few thread. I mean just for a change. :)
     
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    I didnt know that till today that he was Ahmadiya.

    Nothing changes. He is our HERO.
     
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    If this guy was allowed to stay on, he would have made Zaid's dream true long before he could speak. :lol:

     
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    is this true or just rumors/story?
     
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    Perhaps the reason why he why he was removed from charge, he would have gone to become the hero of the Muslim world, a man who brought victory to for a poor nation against a larger and stronger foe.

    Funny enough, another qadiyani then went on to save Pakistan from the Indian force offensive against Lahore.

    Edit: General Abdul Ali Malik was the brother of General Akhtar Malik, sorry just learned that from Wikipedia.
     
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    Yaar, this is a true story, even the news mentions that Pakistan went on to fight to war to overwhelm an adversary for political or territorial/material gains. So it cannot be biased or fake when the article itself portrays Pakistan as the aggressor.

    This guy was killed in a 'car accident' in Ankara.
     
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    He is mentioned even in Air Commodore (rtd) Sajjad Haider as well as Hamood-ur-Rehman Comission.A excellent general sacked because he was not sucking up to Ayub Khan.I think Ayub was perhaps worried that if this general wins the war he may be a threat to my position.Brig. Gul Hassan also talked about professionalism of this general in his last book.Brig Gul Hassan later become Lt General and last Commander-N-Chief of Pakistan Army.He was also sacked by Bhutto prematurely.
     
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    Cmon...this is not fair...its an important event that includes India and is about India and ur saying Indians dont come into this thread :lol:

    If this same restriction was imposes on this thread also it would ve been ok.

    discuss-pak-ind-air-wars.html

    But selective restriction......:disagree:
     
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    not a restriction. just a polite request
     
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    Anyway I understand the reason for ur "request" ;)

    Carry on....