September 6: Significant Day to Pay Rich Tributes to Defenders of Pakistan

Tue Sep 05 2023
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ISLAMABAD: September 6, 1965, is a significant day in the history of Pakistan as fifty-eight years ago on this day, the brave soldiers of Pakistan had valiantly foiled the nefarious designs of India and succeeded in capturing over 1600 kilometers of areas from the enemy.

Senior Defense Analyst Brigadier (R) Mehmood Shah said that Pakistan’s security forces had occupied more than 1,600 kilometers of Indian territory during the 1965 war and were in a strong position to capture Dehli if the imposed war continued for few more days.

He said that the morale of the Indian military was completely shattered during the war. Pakistani forces had reached the Sutlaj River’s bridge in India and could easily occupy its capital Delhi if the war imposed on Pakistan by India continued for two more days as PAF and Pakistan Artillery had broken back from the enemy.

He said most of the enemy officers of the 1965 War had served with Pakistani commanders during the Second World War, and the latter knew about the so-called fighting skills and abilities of the former that helped Pakistan to frustrate their evil designs.

Squadron Leader Muhammad Mahmood Alam, popularly known as M.M. Alam, shot down 2 enemy hunter aircraft and damaged 3 others on 6 September 1965 and destroyed 5 more enemy hunter aircraft in less than a minute on 7 September, which was an unprecedented performance in Pakistan Air Force’s history.

Brigadier Mehmood said India had attacked Pakistan on 6 September 1965, in darkness without warning or declaration of war, by violating all deals, international laws, and conventions.

Spirit of Pakistani Nation

He said the whole Pakistani nation stood up with their valiant soldiers against the cowardly enemy and defeated the Indian military despite limited resources.

Brigadier Mehmood said the national songs of Melody Queen Noor Jehan had infused a new spirit of patriotism in the nation during the 1965 war.

The 58th Defense Day of Pakistan will be celebrated with great national enthusiasm in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa tomorrow (Wednesday).

The day would dawn with special prayers in mosques for the prosperity and progress of Pakistan and eternal peace of all martyrs of the country, including the recipients of Nishan-e-Haider, who laid down their precious lives for the defense of the homeland.

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