BATTLE HONOUR CHHAMB

1971 PAKISTAN-INDIA WAR HISTORY OF 28 CAVALRY

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“Chhamb was finally entered by 28 Cavalry at about 0900 hours.” The Pakistan Army 1966-71 Major General Shaukat Riza (Retired) “Major Guleri (`A’ Company, 9 Jat: Author) and his boys fought to repulse the enemy tank assault (28 Cavalry: Author), with whatever they had. But the enemy tanks operating with impunity proved more than a match for them. … Major Guleri repeated his request on radio for permission to withdraw as the enemy tanks were closing in on his company from all sides. He was, however, told to check whether he was not mistaking own tanks sent as reinforcement as that of the enemy. He replied, “Cannot mistake my own tanks, as these tanks require no identification. They are firing on me and I am suffering very heavy casualties”. The last transmission from Major Guleri was again his request for a withdrawal when he reported that enemy tanks were only 300 yards from him. Major Guleri and his men stood firmly. … After heavy fighting, this gallant officer and his men were taken prisoners?
“Since the night it (28 Cavalry: Author) had arrived in the Sector, the regiment had been constantly in operation and within a span of five days; it had launched three attacks. For young regiment that went into battle with only 31 tanks, it had performed well above expectations.” At the Forward Edge of Battle: A History of Pakistan Armoured Corps Major General Syed Ali Hamid (Retired)

Author: (M), LIEUTENANT GENERAL ISRAR AHMAD GHUMMAN

ISBN: 9789692341608
ISBN: 9789692341608
Publisher: THE ARMY PRESS
Subtitle: 1971 PAKISTAN-INDIA WAR HISTORY OF 28 CAVALRY
Author: LIEUTENANT GENERAL ISRAR AHMAD GHUMMAN

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9789692341608

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2019

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310

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Lieutenant General Israr Ahmad Ghumman was commissioned into 28 Cavalry in November 1971 and fought the 1971 Pakistan-India War in Chhamb Sector. He is a graduate of US Army Armour School Fort Knox, Command & Staff College Quetta, Bangladesh Defence Services Command & Staff College and the National Defence College Rawalpindi. He has been a Brigade Major of an infantry brigade, Deputy Director Military Operations (Plans) in Military Operations Directorate, GHQ and Chief of Staff of a Corps. He was on the faculty of Pakistan Military Academy, Command & Staff College and the War Wing of the National Defence College. He commanded 28 Cavalry, 20 Infantry Brigade. 3 Independent Armoured Brigade Group, 6 Armoured Division and was Chairmar Heavy Industries Taxila. He remained Colonel of 28 Cavalry for over six years_ He was awarded Hilal-e-Imtiaz and Hilale-Imtiaz (Military) for his meritorioes services rendered to the Country and the Pakistan Army. After retirement from the Army in June 2009, he was assigned as Secretary to the Government of Pakistan in Ministry of Defence Production for two years. Having served his nation for over forty years, he now lives a retired life with his big family in Lahore.

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