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Maj Shah Nawaz Shaheed
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8 Baloch Regt

1965 War

Major Shah Nawaz SJ, of 8 Baloch Regiment was a part of the force which launched a counter offensive across the Cease-fire line against Chamb, Jourian and Akhnoor.

The infantry battalion, 8 Baloch was being commanded by Lt. Col. Siddique and was a part of 102 Infantry Brigade commanded by Brigadier Zafar Ali Khan.

The 102 Brigade was tasked in the phase 1, to capture area west of River Tawi in the Chamb sector, including villages of Mandiala, Ullan Wali, Pir Jamal, Moel, Paur and Burjeal etc. The Brigade was supported by 11 Cavalry, a tank regiment.

The Pakistani attack commenced at 0500 hours 1st September 1965 supported by a terrific pre-H-Hour artillery bombardment which had commenced belching fire at 0330 hours.

The Company of 8 Baloch, commanded by Major Shahnawaz, having the task of capturing villages Moel and Paur, commenced its lightening attack against its objectives and was met with a stiff resistance from well dug in enemy infantry, Recoilless Rifles and tanks. Bitter fighting ensued and by 0900 hours the enemy resistance at Moel was eliminated and 20 prisoners were sent back to the Regimental HQ.

Major Shahnawaz then commenced advance south towards the village of Paur where enemy light tanks were dug in position. Support of 11 Cavalry was called in to deal with the enemy AMX-13 tanks which were effectively dealt after taking a few losses. Major Raza Shah Shaheed Sitara E Jurat of 11 Cavalry took part in this particular action, enabling the company of Major Shahnawaz to proceed towards its objective.

Once in the outskirts of Paur, bitter fighting again errupted with heavy losses on both sides. In the heat of the battle, Major Shahnawaz leading his company was hit by a burst from machine gun fire and embraced shahadat. Soon after his company was succesful in finishing the enemy resistance and capturing Paur.
Major Shahnawaz was awarded Sitara E Jurat in recognition of his gallantry services. He had received commission in February 1951 through 3 PMA Long Course.


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Gen. Yahya at the Baloch Regimental Centre, Abbottabad.

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can see portraits of the late Captain Afridi and Major Rizvi; killed in action while leading fierce counter-attacks at Lahore and Sialkot respectively, just hours before the ceasefire of '65.

Both were awarded SJs.
 

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A rare original photograph of Daffadar Haq Nawaz, provided by the then LTC Khalid Mehmud Arif.
have always been fascinated by such accounts of grit and valour when the going goes tough.
God bless all those tankmen who went down with their boots on.

September 11
Today in history - remembering the heroic last stand of Daffadar Haq Nawaz, a tank commander in 11 Cavalry, who gave the ultimate sacrifice as the Indian armoured juggernaut seized Phillora.


“Lalay kehn ge keh Musleh tank chadhh ke nass gai si. Chalo Allah da naa lai keh apne baqi round fire karyei!”

"The Indians will say that the Muslims have left their tank and bolted. Come, take the name of Allah and let’s fire the remaining rounds!"
 

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Today Is 1st Shahadat Anniversary Of Havaldar Akbar Hussain Shaheed. Gallant Son Of Soil Embraced Martyrdom On 20th April 2020 When Terrorist Attacked On Pak Army's Check Post In North Waziristan.
 

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10ᵗʰ Infantry Division - the Tenacious Ten.

A Second World War veteran, the formation has been based out of Lahore since our country's establishment.

In September 1965, the Division had to contend with a frontage of roughly 60,000 yards; from the Ravi Syphon till Bedian.

Pitted against it were the adversary's 15ᵗʰ and 7ᵗʰ Infantry Division, along with the elite Indian 50ᵗʰ Parachute Brigade.

The Tenacious Ten would take 416 fatal casualties during the war and in clashes post-ceasefire.

In picture, MG Sarfaraz Khan MC HJ, it's wartime GOC.


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Whenever called upon, the 10 Division has been helping the government of Pakistan for the best interest of the nation. The menace of global terrorism has added yet another dimension to the duties of the division. The division is always ready to face this challenge as well.

"The Tenacious Ten" is fully trained in all areas of warfare and every soldier and will not resist in offering any sacrifice for the defense of the homeland.

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The formation sign, red over blue with black shield, was adopted in 1941 denoting river crossing at night with blood spilling. In 1956, the round shield was adopted and it says to all, "Prospered in peace. We are there, on the walls, guarding."
 

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10ᵗʰ Infantry Division - the Tenacious Ten.

A Second World War veteran, the formation has been based out of Lahore since our country's establishment.

In September 1965, the Division had to contend with a frontage of roughly 60,000 yards; from the Ravi Syphon till Bedian.

Pitted against it were the adversary's 15ᵗʰ and 7ᵗʰ Infantry Division, along with the elite Indian 50ᵗʰ Parachute Brigade.

The Tenacious Ten would take 416 fatal casualties during the war and in clashes post-ceasefire.

In picture, MG Sarfaraz Khan MC HJ, it's wartime GOC.


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Whenever called upon, the 10 Division has been helping the government of Pakistan for the best interest of the nation. The menace of global terrorism has added yet another dimension to the duties of the division. The division is always ready to face this challenge as well.

"The Tenacious Ten" is fully trained in all areas of warfare and every soldier and will not resist in offering any sacrifice for the defense of the homeland.

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The formation sign, red over blue with black shield, was adopted in 1941 denoting river crossing at night with blood spilling. In 1956, the round shield was adopted and it says to all, "Prospered in peace. We are there, on the walls, guarding."
 

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A platoon commander in the 3ʳᵈ Punjab - killed in action while taking out a MG bunker with a grenade, despite being wounded by artillery shelling, on the night of 3/4ᵗʰ December 1971, during the Battle of Hussainiwala.

Awarded the Sitara-e-Jurat.
 

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A platoon commander in the 3ʳᵈ Punjab - killed in action while taking out a MG bunker with a grenade, despite being wounded by artillery shelling, on the night of 3/4ᵗʰ December 1971, during the Battle of Hussainiwala.

Awarded the Sitara-e-Jurat.
His actions are quite similar to those of Mahfooz shaheed.
 

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Major Muhammad Akram Shaheed Nishan e Haider. We are Re sharing this post.
Teacher: Do you fill the water pitchers in the morning?
Boy: Yes Sir.
Teacher: But when? I come to school at 6' am and I find them filled.
Boy: Sir I fill them right after the Fajar prayer.
Teacher: why do you take this pain whereas we already have a servant to do it.
Boy: Sir its a noble deed
This was the argument between the Primary School teacher of Nikka Killan Munshi Farman Ali and his obedient student.
Two young boys set out for morning walk in harvested area of Nikka Killan, early in the morning. One was of average height and fair complexion but other was tall and had wheatish complexion. While both were on their way, the tall boy was stopping again and again to remove the thorny bushes in the way. This was annoying the other boy, "Brother why are you doing this? We are stopping again and again, You are spoiling all the fun. "Young man if we don't remove them someone might get hurt. Would you like that?" The tall boy replied calmly.
Nikka Killan Primary School, Class five, Section A. The class teacher Mian Sahab Din collected the fee from students, tied it in a handkerchief and left it on the table. He was called by the headmaster. He left the money on the table and went to see the headmaster. The school bell rang and the class was dismissed. Teacher also went home. In the evening, suddenly it came into his mind that he forgot the money in the class. He rushed back to his class, fearing that the money would have been gone. But to his surprise, he saw the tall boy sitting in the class alone while not even a single human being was in the school building. Before the teacher could say anything, the boy handed him over the money saying, “Master Ji you forgot it here in class, so I was here to guard it." Master Ji tried to reward him by giving five rupees, but the boy respectfully refused to take by saying," I was only doing my duty."
July 1953
The boy joined 14 Punjab Regiment as Boy Recruit. He served there for 2 years and completed his training. After completion he became an O.R in Pakistan Army.
28th PMA Long Course 1958.
The Soldier was selected for commission and became a Gentleman Cadet at PMA. He earned a good name in curricular and co curricular activities and earned the name of Sergeant Lomamba because of his tall height, dark complexion and the rising graph of career.
8 September 1965 the "Sergeant Lomamba" is now promoted to the Rank of Captain and was deployed in Sialkot Sector. It was an intelligence report that an enemy tank squadron has been noticed advancing towards Jasarr Sector. It was necessary to confirm this report as it was going to be very late if delayed. The Captain was given the task. He took a fighting patrol and left towards the scene. It was broad day light and clouds of dust could be seen which were evident that various armoured vehicles are advancing towards the area. Captain rose up from his position and advanced towards the tanks. He was clearly visible and was an easy target for the gunners. Neglecting all fears, he kept walking until he reached the convoy. It was a sigh of relief to see that these were Pakistani Tanks. Captain went back to his position and informed the Battalion Headquarters.
Sialkot, Zafarwal Sector
A report was received at the Battalion Head Quarters that enemy is advancing towards Darman, a small town near Zafarwal. Orders were given to send fighting petrol just to assess the enemy strength under the command of the same Captain. The party, which consisted of only six soldiers reached there and saw the enemy advancing. Though they were just given the task to assess the enemy strength but captain ordered his men to disperse and take position. As the enemy was in the gunfire range, he ordered fire. Enemy was taken by surprise and made them run.
The captain was promoted to the Rank of Major.
December 1971,
Hilli East Pakistan

Enemy was surrounding the area. Even with immense man power and modern weaponry, enemy was not able to take even an inch of the Pakistani Territory. The situation was getting worse for them as Pakistani Company under command of his brave Major was conducting successful raids on enemy and compelled him to go back to its area.
It was getting really embarrassing for the enemy


5 December 1971

Enemy attacked with a massive force ( No. 20 Mountain Division, No. 340 Brigade, No. 65 Cavalry consisting 76 tanks One division of artillery and air support
This was the strength of enemy which was being repulsed by Pakistani troops, enemy tanks were advancing under cover of heavy fire.

This situation was observed by the Major. He asked his men, “Do we have any here who can come out of his position and hit these enemy tanks?" Some men including his wireless operator Muhammad Manik advanced forward and volunteered for the mission. "Go back gentlemen, I will go myself to do it", Major replied. He took a soldier Laal Muhammad with him and went forward towards enemy position. After few minutes first fire of 40 MM rocket launcher was heard, this meant that the tiger has started his action. An enemy tank exploded like a water ball. 2nd and 3rd explosion lit up two more enemy tanks. Enemy started heavy fire, when the dust settled; enemy was able to see the two tigers of PAK ARMY firing at them. After spotting them, enemy opened fire. The Major was hit by a Browning machine gun and before falling on the ground, he was martyred.

Today the world knows this Brave, Humble and valiant Major as Major Muhammad Akram Shaheed Nishan e Haider.


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کبھی جو تمہیں میری ماں ملے تو اْس سے کہنا وہ اب بھی ہنستی رہا کرے کہ شہیدوں کی مائیں رویا نہیں کرتیں۔


Commander in Chief General Muhammad Musa Khan with his troops in September 1965.


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