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Published on 07 Aug 2015 | about 1 year ago

A documentary narrating the events leading up to and the conduct of the 1965 war. Here is a brief summary of the events described in the video

Late 1950s - massive US arms aid to Pakistan to with Patton tanks, F-104 and F-86 fighters

April 1965: Pakistan entered Rann of Kutch in Gujarat, India. Pakistan fighter conduct practice sorties over Indian air bases

August 1965: Pakistan launches "Operation Gibratlar" - armed infiltrators enter India to sabotage and incite rebellion in Kashmir. India captures infiltration routes.

Sept 1st 1965: Pakistan launches "Operation Grand Slam" to invade Kashmir. India under intense pressure in Chhamb sector

Sept 6th 1965: India opens other fronts, especially an attack towards Lahore to take pressure off Kashmir front.

Sept 22nd- end of war

The images are from a tattered old booklet I have preserved from 1965.

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