6 September, 1965 – Some rare photographs
Some of the rare black & white and color photographs from 1965 war that I found here. I even found one BRB Nehr (Canal) wali picture and having seen BRB many times, I still can’t believe how Rangers were able to hold that massive Indian attack for more than 9 hours, which eventually saved the city of Lahore from falling.
[Picture Courtesy: Brig M I Qureshi (Retd), 'The Haidris 17 Punjab Regiment']
Picture Courtesy: Usman Shabbir
This war demonstrated 17 days of courage, strength and sacrifise by people of Pakistan. The victory achieved by Ordinary People, Junior Officers and Soldiers – The Jawans, who gave their blood, was turned into a defeat by Generals, Politicians and Bureaucrats.
My Salute to all the soldiers and ordinary people of Pakistan who gave their lives in 1965 so that we could live in peace.