Everywhere the war of 1965 is discussed. Whether its leading newspaper or television channel, everyone is paying tribute to the warriors in their own style.
Here, College Dekho brings some known and unknown facts related to the war for every History student. There are many conspiracies behind the war, some were told and some were not. The article will enlighten you about all of them.
On one side India claims that they won the war, Pakistan rejected this fact. The others facts are below- The Fierce War The war was fought between India and Pakistan. According to the certain history books, it was ignited by Pakistan. Pakistan attacked first by occupying the Kanjarkot area in Kutch. It subsequently opened new areas of war in Jammu and Kashmir. The war was said to one of the most fiercely fought wars after World War II.
The war took place on the western front of India starting from Rann of Kutch to Kashmir. Die-hard army During the war, Indian army fought like one of the strongest armies of the world. Despite difficult terrains and atmospheric pressure, the army stood like mountains and fought back courageously. The Indian Field Guns were the undisputed heroes on the front-lines and inflicted major damage on the enemy. Operation Gibraltar A force of around 33,000 infiltrators who were mostly from the Pakistan Army crossed the Line of Control (LoC) from Kashmir and called it 'Operation Gibraltar'.
However, it’s a bitter truth that the Indian defence establishment came to know about the aggression of Pakistani soldiers only after a week and they fought like warriors. Pakistan Occupied Kashmir In a historic win, Indian army opened up its front and kooch inside eight kilometers of Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK). They took control of strategically important Haji Pir Pass.
It was an important victory for Indian forces since the control in Haji Pir Pass meant that Indian Army can take control over Muzzaffarad. Indian Flag Flurs High Such was the might of the Indian Army, that it managed to push back the Pakistan Army into Lahore, and even hoisted the Indian flag in the Lahore sector, before it walked back victorious and On land, India captured 3900 sqr km of Pakistan's area while Pakistan took over 650 sqr km of India's area.
Another Failure To take revenge for the occupied POK, Pakistan again get back to India with another operation ‘Grand Slam’. The idea was to cut all supply line of the Indian Army and take Akhnoor under thier control. The PAkistani Army started heavy shelling in the Chamb and Jurian region. Ayub Khan’s words on war Pakistan's former president and military ruler Ayub Khan had "no intention" of going to war with India in 1965, said an Interview of Ayub Khan with IANS. "The president, who was also the supreme commander of the military, had no intention of going to war with India in 1965.
But we certainly won the war," Gohra Ayub Khan told IANS in an interview over the phone from Islamabad.