48th Anniversary of decisive Indian victory in 1971

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Postby wig » 21 May 2020 08:19

https://www.tribuneindia.com/news/natio ... dies-87666

Officer who defended Poonch in ’71 war dies - Maj Gen KL Rattan MVC (retd) breathed his last in Noida
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Awarded the Mahavir Chakra, the second highest battle honour, he led the 6th battalion of the Sikh regiment to push back Pakistan troops. The action earned the unit “Theatre Honour” of J&K and Battle Honour “Defence of Poonch 1971”.

In 1971, then Lt Colonel Rattan, who hailed from Una in HP, defended the strategically important town of Poonch against numerically superior Pakistani force.

Pakistan attacked India’s western front. Its brigades comprising 5 Frontier Force Rifles, 7 PoK battalions and 51 Punjab Regiment were given the task of capturing two pickets—405 and 406 of Banwat Heights—besides the Poonch helipad, which were held by the 6 Sikh Battalion.

From December 3 to 6 in 1971, the enemy launched a series of attacks, but was pushed back

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Postby ramana » 21 May 2020 08:25

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Postby wig » 22 Jun 2020 13:15

War Hero Crucial To Pakistan's Surrender In 1971 Dies At 97 - Major General (Retd) Lehl had assumed command of the 20 Mountain Division on November 13, 1970, a senior official said.



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Major General (Retd) Lachhman Singh Lehl, who commanded the 20 Mountain Division of the Army that exhibited massive courage and valour during the 1971 Indo-Pak war, has died aged 97 in Delhi, officials said on Saturday.
Major General (Retd) Lehl had assumed command of the 20 Mountain Division on November 13, 1970, a senior official said.

"The famous battles of "Hilli" and "Bogra" were fought in 1971 operations, which were decisive battles in the Eastern Theatre," the official said.

The Instrument of Surrender taken by the officer against Pakistan's 16 Infantry Division speaks of the valour of the 20 Mountain Division on the eastern front under his command, officials said.


https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/major-g ... 97-2249623

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Re: 48th Anniversary of decisive Indian victory in 1971

Postby Manish_P » 27 Jun 2020 17:27

Another warrior moves on..

'The Tiger of the Assam Sector' roars no more; war hero Jamasji passes away

There are some people who you think may somehow defy mortality; who will never go gentle into that good night.

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Indian war hero Squadron Leader (retd) Parvez Rustom Jamasji, 77, who flew sorties into East Pakistan during the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War and sustained a bullet wound in his leg, was one of them. Jamasji passed away on Friday, but he leaves behind stories of valour that all those silver trophies and medals of bravery, kept safe inside the wooden showcase of his Dadar Parsi Colony home, hold close to their heart.

A helicopter pilot, Jamasji's courage was acknowledged with the Vir Chakra in 1972. The Maharashtra government had also feted him with the Gaurav Puraskar. The pilot, who sat smiling beatifically when this reporter met him for an interview last year, had a soldier's gait even though he walked with the help of a stick. In fact, he wore his leg injury with the same pride he pinned on the numerous gallantry medals on his shirt. He was injured in a mission in the 1971 Indo-Pak war.

Jamasji had transported hundreds of soldiers of the Special Frontier Forces into the enemy territory in a Mi-4 Russian helicopter when he was stationed at Dimagiri, on the border of Mizoram and then in East Pakistan. He had earned the label, 'The Tiger of the Assam sector', for his feats. When asked what went through his mind decades ago, on his daredevil missions, he laughed and said, "Thoughts? What thoughts? There is no time to think!"



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