Pakistan's Defence Day 6-September

Pakistan’s Defence Day 6-September

Pakistan’s Defence Day 6-September

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Pakistan’s Defence Day 6-September

Pakistan's Defence Day 6-September

History of Defence Day

6th September defence day is one of the most important events of Pakistan’s history. On September 6, 1965, Indian army crossed the international borders of Pakistan without a formal declaration of War. It was a time when not just our brave soldiers but the whole nation was cast into the mould of a cohesive unit to defend our home land and defeated the Indian Army and made them retrieve on all fro.

Pakistan's Defence Day 6-September

Pakistan’s Defence Day 6-September

6th September defence day is one of the most important events of Pakistan’s history. On September 6, 1965, Indian army crossed the international borders of Pakistan without a formal declaration of War. It was a time when not just our brave soldiers but the whole nation was cast into the mould of a cohesive unit to defend our home land and defeated the Indian Army and made them retrieve on all fronts.

Pakistan's Defence Day 6-September

Pakistan’s Defence Day 6-September

When British India was partitioned, Kutch acceded to India and Sindh to Pakistan. The issue was inherited by these two states along some 3,500 sq. miles of territory. From January 1965 onwards, border incidents became frequent. By all the accounts Indian forces were badly defeated in the Kutch area by the Pakistan army.

Pakistan's Defence Day 6-September

Pakistan’s Defence Day 6-September

At the Commonwealth Conference in Britain, the British Prime Minister Harold Wilson successfully persuaded both India and Pakistan to sign an agreement on June 30 to resolve the dispute. Failing to do so bilaterally, a tribunal was set up to resolve this dispute. The tribunal announced its verdict on 19 February, 1965. It gave 350 sq. miles in the northern part to Pakistan and the rest of the Rann area to India.

Pakistan's Defence Day 6-September

The War In Kashmir

Events in Kashmir were also moving towards a climax. The Indian Prime Minister is Lal Bahadur Shastri add more fuel to the fire by taking steps to the absorb Kashmir further into the political body of India and stated that the Kashmir problem occupied a secondary place in successful relations between India and Pakistan.

The application of articles 356 and 357 of the Indian Constitution to the Kashmir State which enabled the President of India to establish. Presidential Rule in Kashmir and legislate, there was an effort to amalgamate Kashmir completely into the Indian Union.

Pakistan's Defence Day 6-September

Sheikh Abdullah, the Kashmiri leader took extensive foreign tours to enlist international support for the Kashmir cause. But he was arrested and the Kashmir Legislative Assembly adopted the Constitutional Amendments Bill on March 30, providing:

The Sardar Riyasat would henceforth be known as Governor and would be appointed by the President of India instead of being elected by the local assembly.

Pakistan's Defence Day 6-September

The Lahore Offensive

At 3:00 AM on September 6, 1965, without the formal declaration of war, Indians crossed the international border of West Pakistan and launche a three-pronged offensive against Lahore, Sialkot and Rajasthan. There was a fierce tank battle on the plains of Punjab. The domestic Indo-Pak conflict transforme into an international conflict and raised Super Power concerns.

The U.S suspended military supplies to both sides during the Indo Pak War. Both the Soviet Union and the United States took a united stand to curtail the conflict within the boundaries of the Sub-continent from escalating into a global conflict. China threat to intervene and offer military support to Pakistan. It was to keep China away from this conflict that both the Soviet Union and the United States pressure the U.S to arrange for an immediate ceasefire.

Pakistan's Defence Day 6-September

Pakistan’s Defence Day 6-September

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