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  1. bhangi bava

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    so after watching windjammer thread i decide to open this one to commemorate our brave soldier & our great victory during 1965 war

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    pakistan 1st armored division on its way to khem karan

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    Abandoned Pak Army Pattons captured in the wheat fields of Mahmudpura, in the Khem Karan sector
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    A Pak Army Patton destroyed & abandoned on the road to Khem Karan

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    victory at khem karan

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    A Pak Army Patton burning on the roadside, after being hit by Indian tank

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    Farmers wade through a field, filled with abandoned Pak Army tanks






    The Battle of Asal Utta was one of the largest tank battles fought during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1965. It was fought from September 8 through September 10, 1965, when the Pakistan Army thrust its tanks and infantry into Indian territory, capturing the Indian town of Khem Karan 5 km from the International Border. The Indian troops retaliated, and after three days of bitter fighting, the battle ended with the Pakistani forces being repulsed near Asal Uttar. Factors that contributed to this were the conditions of the plains, better Indian tactics and a successful Indian strategy.

    War historians, including Dr. Philip Towle, regard the Indian resistance near Khem Karan as one of the key turning points of the war, one which tilted the balance of the war in favor of India.Peter Wilson states that the defeat of Pakistan Army in the battle of Asal Uttar was one of the greatest defeats suffered by Pakistan forces in the course of Indo-Pakistan war of 1965

    Battle
    Pakistan's invading force, consisting of the 1st Armoured Division and 11th Infantry Division, crossed the International Border and captured the Indian town of Khem Karan. Considering the situation, GOC Indian 4th Mountain Division(Maj. Gen. Gurbaksh Singh) immediately ordered the division to fall back and assume a horseshoe shaped defensive position with Assal Uttar as its focal point.

    In the night, the Indian troops flooded the sugarcane field, and the next morning, the Pakistani tanks of the 1st Armoured Division, consisting mainly of M-47 and M-48 Patton tanks, were lured inside the horse-shoe trap. The swampy ground slowed down the advance of the Pakistani tanks, and many of them couldn't move because of the muddy slush. The Indian Armoured Brigade decimated the entrapped Pakistani tanks. 100 Pakistani tanks mostly Pattons, and a few Shermans and Chaffees, were destroyed or captured while the Indians, by their account, India lost only 10 tanks during this offensive.

    Conclusion
    Despite the initial thrust of the Pakistani Army into Indian territory, the battle ended in a decisive Indian victory. The commander of Pakistani forces Maj. Gen. Nasir Ahmed Khan himself was fatally hit in the battle.[8] According to military historian Steven Zaloga, Pakistan admitted that it lost 165 tanks during the 1965 war, more than half of which were knocked out during the "debacle" of Asal Uttar.[4]

    Pervez Musharraf, later Army Chief of Staff and President of Pakistan, participated in this battle as a lieutenant of artillery in the 16 (SP) Field Regiment, 1st Armoured Division Artillery. The battle also witnessed the personal bravery of an Indian soldier, Abdul Hamid, who was honoured with the Param Vir Chakra, India's highest military award, for knocking out seven[9] enemy tanks with a recoilless gun.[10]

    This battle led to the creation of Patton Nagar (or "Patton City") at the site of the battle. This is because a large number of Patton tanks fielded by the Pakistani forces were either captured or destroyed at the scene.
     
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    Great thread ! lets hope for its survival!
     
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    exactly what victory in 65?-
     
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    Repulsion of Pakistani armed forces mission to capture Indian Kashmir ?
     
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    that be a battle- i am talking about the war-
     
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    Losing a CM of a state in its own territory. Getting pounded freely by the enemy airforce. Losing territory. Even giving back the territory that you won in the "atoot ang". This all defines victory in India for 1965 war.
     
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    I wasn't around in 1965 but wasn't that the cause of the war ?
     
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    pakitani waterloo :lol:

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    destroyed & captured Pakistani tank from sialkot sector
     
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    Who cares about a few tanks at khem karan when you have khem karan itself?

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    no one questioning u capture khem karan above pics are what happen to ur forces afterward :lol:
     
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    Just like what happened to your forces in Lahore and Sialkot? Well you lose some to get some. It is a war afterall. Not some bollywood movie.
     
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