SIALKOT - Various gallant heroes of 1965 War recalled their memoires and revealed how the cunning Indian army had attacked by displaying the Pakistani flags on its tanks to deceive the Pak Army, and how a befitting respond was given by our heroes near Chawinda, Sialkot.

Chawinda base Haji Rehmatullah Butt, who had been serving as Hawaldar in Mujahid Force during the 1965 Indo-Pak War, said that the Pak soldiers and the people came to know this reality. Then, Indian Army attacked Chawinda with 600 tanks. It was a major Indian attack, which was repulsed by Pakistan Army and the local brave people, who lay down under the attacking Indian tanks with the heavy bombs on their bodies. They blew up all the Indian tanks by sacrificing their lives.

Haji Saeed Butt said that the entire Chawinda and surrounding villages were ruined during the aid war and the land was littered with the dead bodies of the Indian army men.

The monuments of 1965 War were established at Chawinda to pay homage to the armed forces of Pakistan and local people. The people of Chawinda wrote a golden history of bravery by sacrificing their lives for defending the motherland near Chawinda-Badiana during the war. The world’s biggest war of the tanks was fought there near Chawinda in 1965.

Subedar (r) Muhammad Ibrahim recalled that the whole of the world watched that the Pakistani nation was dropping even the last drops of their blood for defending Pakistan from India and knocked out the invading army, forcing it to go back after this biggest defeat.

“Defence Day of Pakistan reminds us of the indomitable courage and unmatched sacrifices of our gallant men who proved the world that the Defence of Pakistan was unassailable. September 6 stands out as a symbol of unity, faith and discipline as a nation,” Muhammad Rafi Bajwa said.

Sialkot based senior Pak Army officials said, “The Defence Day of Pakistan reminds us of the indomitable courage and unmatched sacrifices of our gallant men who 48 years ago, proved the world that the Defence of Pakistan is unassailable. September 6 stands out as a symbol of our enduring display of unity, Faith and Discipline as a nation. On the day when the nefarious designs of the enemy bedeviled by her arrogance of numerical superiority were thwarted.”

“It is the day to pay homage to our Shuhada and Ghazis and to draw inspiration from their iconic acts of velour and supreme sacrifices. The day also proclaims that the proud sons of this valiant nation are even capable of defending the sacred frontiers of the Motherland,” they said.

“Compared to 1965, today’s Pakistan has emerged as more resilient and vibrant country with strong conventional and non-conventional power. The day reminds us of determination, selflessness and sacrifices of our Armed Forces, which they had rendered for the Defence of Pakistan,” they said.