Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Battle of Hilli - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Syed Zaid Zaman Hamid [Official] shared a link.
11 Dec 2012
Now read about battle of Hilli, where 3500 Pakistani troops of a single Brigade fought a desperate and daring battle with nearly 20,000 heavily armed Indian Division and stopped their advance. Major Akram Shaheed Nishan e Haider fought and 
died in this epic battle. East Pakistan's battles were most heroic battles fought by our army which was surrounded from all sides and was left to fight and die on its own where treason of the leaders and politicians had destroyed Pakistan's unity.

This battle was also unique in that it had started before the official start of the India Pakistan war but continued right until the formal surrender of Pakistan. Unlike other battles in the East where the Indian army dominated, Pakistan forces gave a very good account of themselves before the combined might of the Indian military managed to occupy the area. The Indians were so impressed by General Tajammul Hussain Malik’s fighting tactics that after the war the Indians had sent a team of experts to study the battle on the ground and determine reasons why such a heavy force as described above could not break through that sector until the end.