Home / Chair's Blog / Fallacy of Indian Victory in 1965 war

Fallacy of Indian Victory in 1965 war

Archives of the Indian media  show that grossly exaggerated claims of military success were made by the Indian military; some of the headlines were:-
  • “Our valiant forces have set up a civil administration in Lahore after capturing the railway station, airport, Mughalpura, an ordinance factory ….”
  • Civilised attitude of our solders wins hearts of Lahoris,”
  • “Lahore captured: Our forces are moving into Kasur”.

Indian forces never entered the city of Lahore, closest they came was 14.2 “Bloody miles”.  BBC also carried the story of Indians capturing Lahore!

The war ended on September 22; later  the Tashkent accord was facilitated by the erstwhile USSR, signed by President Ayub Khan and then Indian Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shashtri. Indian Prime Minster could not sustain the stress and suffered a fatal heart attack in Tashkent.  With Pakistan’s prior permission, his dead body was flown through Pakistan airspace, for its early recovery to New Delhi.

About admin

Check Also

Afghan peace process in disarray

President Trump is tasting the real power these days. Taliban have the military prowess to attack the places of their liking at the timing of their choosing. In the diplomacy domain, Taliban dictate the venue and agenda. And when they meet Americans, they field Guantanamo hardened Taliban negotiators to stare in the eyes of top American diplomats. Of late, peace talks between Taliban and US officials were cancelled over agenda disagreement. Senior Taliban members based in Afghanistan said “both sides have agreed to not meet.” Three meetings have already taken place between Taliban leaders and US special envoy Zalmay Khalilzad. Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and the UAE took part in the last round of talks in December. Reports last month about US President Trump’s plans to withdraw thousands of troops from Afghanistan has triggered uncertainty. However, Afghan peace process is in disarray.Interestingly, as an afterthought, the US has taken a step back from the earlier hype of pulling out 7,000 troops from Afghanistan. An Afghan High Peace Council (HPC) representative has declared that if Taliban insist on not meeting Afghan government delegation, then, HPC won’t participate in Saudi Arabia session of talks. With these firmly grounded irritants and posturing, Afghan peace my not just be around the corner.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *