Reviving spirit of 1965 war


The nation observed Defence and Martyrs’ Day on 6th September to pay tribute to the martyrs and Ghazis and reaffirm commitment to defend the motherland against all threats. It was on this day in 1965 that the Indian forces crossed international border in the darkness of night to attack Pakistan but the nation foiled nefarious designs of the enemy.
This day reminds us of the great fighting capacity of our brave armed forces to defend the motherland. After partition, India became the arch enemy of Pakistan as it never recognized the new born Muslim nation. They would say that Pakistan will never be able to survive on its own. On 6th September 1965, India launched a full-fledged attack on Pakistan at two fronts, Lahore and Sialkot. Indians planned to capture the city of Lahore and Sialkot. However, Pakistan responded with full force and both our land and air forces gave a befitting response to the enemy to stop its advance. India came with a force that was three or four time bigger than Pakistani armed forces and they were armed with latest weapons acquired from then Soviet Union and other sources. But the valiant Pakistani troops with their determination and support of Allah defeated the enemy and pushed it back. Whole nation stood by their armed forces to repel the Indian attack.
After 7th and 8th September, no Indian plane dared to fly over Pakistan. Our falcons destroyed many Indian planes mid-air. Our navy covered a distance of 200 nautical miles and travelled to Dwarka to bomb Indian naval infrastructure. Indians aimed to capture Lahore and Sialkot and cut the GT Road. But India failed badly in its evil plans. All the wars Pakistan faced were misadventures of India, but each time New Delhi returned with a bloody nose. Pakistan has won a very successful war against terrorism which is an example for the whole world. We must remember the sacrifices of our brave soldiers and officers that they rendered for the defence of the country.
Pakistan’s armed forces, law enforcement agencies and civil and military institutions are on the same page to protect Pakistan’s security and defeat any misadventure by the enemy. The day of 6th September reminds us that unity among the ranks of Pakistan Army and nation is vital to defeat the nefarious designs of enemy. Pakistan Army always stood for its people in all testing times whether it is a flood, a hurricane or an earthquake. New Delhi is making negative attempts to defame Pakistan through cyber warfare, and there is a need that international media should play its role in this regard. 6th September is the day of making pledge that we will leave no stone unturned to safeguard and defense country’s security. There is also a need for implementing golden principles of “Unity, Faith and Discipline” advocated by Father of the Nation, Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah in letter and spirit.
On the other hand, keeping in view the current devastating floods, there is a dire need for reviving the spirit of 1965 war to cope with internal and external threats being faced by the country including the challenges of climate change. In this regard, Pakistan Army is playing pivotal role in an ongoing rescue and relief operation in flood-affected areas of Sindh, Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the affected population is being shifted to medical camps by troops of Pakistan Army where all kinds of facilities are being extended to them. Nation must also stand united in successful completion of rescue and relief phase following deadly rains and floods across the country.