50th Anniversary of 1965 War

On the 6th of September in 1965 our country fought a historic war with arch rival India. 17-days’s long war enabled the Pakistanis to discover their nationhood. While on this auspicious day of September 6, we remember our valiant soldiers who sacrificed their present for nation’s future, we should not forget to remember, and pay our tributes to the sons of the soil.

Past midnight on 5/6 September, without a formal declaration of war, Indian Army crossed the international border and attacked Lahore and Kasur fronts. Pakistan Army and Pakistan Air Force halted the attack in its tracks, inflicting heavy casualties on the aggressor. The brave soldiers of Pakistan Army and people of Sialkot and Chawinda made Chawinda and surrounding areas the biggest graveyard of Indian tanks by saving the dear Motherland form the invading enemy. The people of Chawinda wrote a golden history of bravery by sacrificing their lives for defending the motherland near Chawinda-Badiana during the September 1965 Indo-Pak War.

While we remember the 1965 war, we owe a debt of gratitude to the personalities for without them, the memories of those days will remain incomplete.

One of the heroes of 1965 war was M.M Alam. He is known for his actions during the Indo-Pakistan War of 1965 when he was posted at Sargodha. During this war he was involved in various dogfights. He is officially credited with downing nine Indian fighters six of them are hunters of the Indian Air Force in air-to-air combats, 5 of them in less than a minute which remains a record till today. Overall he had nine kills and two damagers to his credit. For the exceptional flying skill and valor displayed by Squadron Leader Mohammad Mahmood Alam in operations, he was awarded Sitara-i-Juraat.

 

We should celebrate the day to pay homage to our martyrs and Ghazis to draw inspiration from their iconic acts of velour and supreme sacrifices.

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