New Delhi: Nation remembers its immortal heroes of the 1965 War today on the 50th anniversary of the battle of Asal Uttar where brave Indian soldiers defeated Pakistani invading army; Havaldar Abdul Hamid of the 4 granadiers, made the supreme Sacrifice and was awarded Param Veer Chakra.
Today is the 50th anniversary of one of the greatest victories on battlefiled and the highest example of valour and sacrifice.
On this day brave Indian soldiers defeated Pakistani invading army on the battle field of Asal Uttar in Punjab. Havaldar Abdul Hamid of the 4 granadiers, made the supreme Sacrifice. He was awarded the highest gallantary award , Param Veer Chakra for laying down his life paving the way for demolition of the enemy in the war of 1965.
Pakistani force was badly mauled at the Battle of Asal Uttar and it beat a hasty retreat. The victory of Asal Uttar proved to be the turning point of the 1965 war.
The famed Patton Tanks, upon which Pakistan had based its entire war campaign, were demolished at Asal Utter. In all 97 patton tanks were destroyed in a single day.
The place between Asal Uttar and Cheema Villages, where the 97 tanks were destroyed, is named Patton Nagar to commemorate the decisive Indian victory over Pakistan.