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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.

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