salaam wrote:There are multiple scenarios of land grab:
- nankana sahib (but stay out of Lahore)
Feint has to be on all others, and occupy real target.
Nankana sahib is 45 miles west of Lahore while Lahore is only 7 miles from Border.
Dear Sir, I know you already understand, but please indulge me. Lahore will be a difficult urban fight, and even if we capture it, logistical and humanitarian issues will bog us down completely. Plus, capture of Lahore with minimal casualties, will be difficult to execute. I do agree it will be a great bargaining chip, if the operation succeeds.
First: if we open up multiple fronts in Punjab, like a few from the list of `Kukar/Bharial/Lassian', 'Sarangwal', 'Mommanpur', 'Ghanike Bet/Arazi Kassowala', 'Phulpara' 'Shazadabad', 'Akbarpur', 'Ranian' to make a run for Gujrat (Pak punjab), we will effectively push the border from 'Ravi' to north/west of 'Chenab'.
Second: similarly for south of Lahore sector, using 'Sutlej' beachheads like 'Pharuwala', 'Walle Shah Hithar', 'Muhar Jamsher' and making a run for 'Nankana Sahib' will be great. If nothing it will move border at-least west of 'Ravi-Sutlej' canal.
Either one of the above will do lasting damage on PA psyche.
ps. I am even worse than an arm-chair general. Just trying to do constructive analysis/'personal study' in these charged, future defining times.