STEEDS OF WAR

BATTLE OF CHHAMB 1971 PAKISTAN - INDIA WAR

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“On the 6th enemy again mounted a series of attacks on 5 Sikh. Its company holding the ring contour Point 303 (Point 994: Author) had very stoutly and tenaciously fighting off enemy attacks ever since the night of 3 December, without any relief in sight. It is reported that in this rather depressing scenario a rumour was spread in the company saying, “Bhaj ja, Bhaj ja, painth wich wi istrah hoya siga” – run away, run away, in 1965 the same thing happened”. The company lifted from its defences …” India-Pakistan War 1971: Military Triumph and Political Failure Major General Kuldip Singh Bajwa
“Chhamb was finally entered by 28 Cavalry at about 0900 hours.” The Pakistan Army 1966-71 Major General Shaukat Riza (Retired) “The Pakistanis claim to have collected a squadron’s worth of tanks abandoned on the west of the river. … The permanent loss of tactically and economically valuable territory on the west of the Munawar Tawi was the most serious reverse suffered in the 1971 War.” The Indian Armour: History of the Indian Armoured Corps (1947-1971) Major General Gurcharn Singh Sandhu “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 7: 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 …”

ISBN: 9789692341615

AUTHOR: LIEUTENANT GENERAL ISRAR AHMAD GHUMMAN, HI, HI (MI), (RETIRED)

 
ISBN: 9789692341615
Publisher: THE ARMY PRESS
Subtitle: BATTLE OF CHHAMB 1971 PAKISTAN – INDIA WAR
Author: LIEUTENANT GENERAL ISRAR AHMAD GHUMMAN

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2022

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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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