Pakistan celebrates Defence Day today
Islamabad: Pakistan celebrates Defence Day today by paying tributes to those who gave their lives for the defense of Pakistan during 1965 Pak – India War. Pakistan celebrates its Defense Day on September 6
While observing Defence Day, numerous functions will be held today across the country and graceful change of guard ceremonies to be held at the mausoleums of the Quaid-e-Azam in Karachi and Allama Muhammad Iqbal in Lahore.
A ceremony will also be held at the Lahore Ranger Headquarters in which senior officers will lay wreaths on the monument of the martyrs. There will be a huge turnout for the flag lowering ceremony at the Wagah Border at evening to show love and commitment towards the country.
Dispatch News Desk is publishing an analysis written by Qambar Raza to give an insight of 1965 Indo-Pak war to our readers. Here follow is the analysis:
1965 WAR – A Saga of Indian Defeat: (Analysis of Indian Historians and others) By Qambar Raza
“In the Jammu – Sialkot Sector, the Indian Army massed the largest chunk of its might i.e. 1 Corps consisting of one Armoured Division (one Armoured Brigade and one Lorried Brigade), two Infantry Divisions and one Mountain Division. However, 1 Corps did not achieve proportionate results. Here again, bad generalship at the Corps and the Divisional levels, and lack of cooperation among the formations, were responsible for their poor showing.”.
Above quotes are from chapter 12 of the Indian Official History of 1965 war. The Indian official History is full of such observations about the inefficiency of their military leadership during 1965 which ultimately led them to defeat.
On the morning of 6th September when Indian crossed into Pakistan territory in the Burki Sector, the higher ups had assured their under command that they would have their breakfast in Lahore. But in the next few days the Indian Army was to learn that a nation’s spirit could never be taken lightly.
Photos of Pak-Indo 1965 War