6th September is marked as the “Defense Day of Pakistan” or “Youm-e-Shohda”. It commemorates the sacrifices laid by our Armed Forces and our Nation when India, being the narcissistic bunch of fools, attacked Pakistani territory taking advantage of dead of night. The event is marked as one of the most important events of Pakistan’s history. On September 6, 1965, Indian army attacked Pakistan unannounced crossing the international borders and annihilating all treaties of peace signed between the two countries. Pakistan along with all nations abiding by the International Peace Code were shocked yet it stood strong and determined in front of enemy. There was no formal declaration of War hence the army was unprepared. However, the whole army stood united. Not only our brave soldiers but the whole nation helped in defending our homeland which was won after so many sacrifices of our elders and leaders.
The Indian Army never knew that Pakistanis believe in “Hum To Mit Jain Gay Aae Arz-e-Watan, Laikin Tumko Zinda Rehna hai qayamat ki sehar honay tak”.
The reason of this war was the standing border disputes, tensions between different religious parties, and conflict and chaos over the question of innocent Kashmiris. Whether we talk about Army, Air Force or Navy everyone stood shoulder to shoulder for the safety and security of their motherland. It commemorates us of the heroes like Maj. Aziz Bhatti who was later awarded with Nishan e Haider ( biggest military award) for his exceptional bravery and valor, and M.M Alam who destroyed five Indian jets in just 55 seconds and made a world record. The melodious voice of Noor Jahan elevated the national spirit and gave some extra dose of courage and support to our soldiers and the nation.
The Pakistani army answered the blows by Indian army very strongly and bravely. At last the Indian army had to flee back to its own country, leaving Pakistani army victorious in the war. After the end of the war, during 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. However both the parties did not agree to solve the dispute mutually and there was denial from India. This lead to the announcement of award of 350 sq. miles in the northern part to Pakistan and the rest of the Rann area was given to India. We must pray for the martyrdom of 1965 war and pay tribute and solute to the Shohada and Ghazis. We must remember that today our security forces are fighting against terrorists and sacrificing their lives for us. We all must join hands with them to win this war as well InshAllah.
Pakistan Zindabad, Pakistan Army Paindabad
Credits: Hina Sharif