6 September-A Day We Won't & Our Enemy Can't Forget

6 September-A Day We Won't & Our Enemy Can't Forget

Defense day is memorable for Pakistan as a national day to commemorate the sacrifices made by Pakistani soldiers in defending its borders on 6th September marks the day in 1965 when Indian troops crossed the international border to launch an attack on Pakistani Punjab, in a riposte to Pakistan's Operation Grand Slam targeting Jammu. While it is officially commemorated as an unprovoked surprise attack by India, which was repulsed by the Pakistan Army despite its smaller size and fewer armaments.

The context of the 1965 War

The Indo-Pakistani War of 1965 began with Pakistan sending 7,000–8,000 Soldiers disguised as locals into the Kashmir Valley with the objective of inciting the population into rebellion against India. However, the strategy went awry from the outset due to poor coordination, and the infiltrators' presence was soon disclosed to the Indian military by local Kashmiris. In the second stage, on 1 September, it launched a tank attack, dubbed Operation Grand Slam, towards the Akhnoor Bridge in the Jammu Division. It was intended to be a "short and swift, fait accompli operation". According to scholar Shuja Nawaz, the Pakistani general intended to capture the Akhnoor bridge and swing towards Jammu to cut off India's communications with the Kashmir Valley.

On 6 September, according to its "pre-declared strategy” of riposte, the Indian Army crossed the international border in Punjab with the objective of cutting off the Grand Trunk Road near Lahore. The attack came as a complete surprise to the Pakistani commanders. According to Air Marshal Nur Khan, the Army Chief General Musa Khan told the President on the second day of the war that the Army had run out The 6thof September is a golden chapter in the history of Pakistan. This is the day when we pay tribute to the brave martyred soldiers who sacrificed their lives in defending their homeland from the enemy, especially to those 11 martyrs who distinguished themselves for their extraordinary heroism and were awarded the anticipated Nishan-e-Haider.

Importance and Pride

Pakistan Defence Day is the most surprising and noteworthy time ever. That day we remember all the surrender given by our nation in the security of our homeland. Defence day is referred to in Pakistan as a national day of the time upon the arrival of September 6 every year. This time, illuminates us individuals who got killed in the India-Pakistan war of 1965 and compelling assurance of Sialkot and Lahore and a few different parts of Pakistan.

of ammunition. He states that the Army suffered heavy losses in the war, On 23 September, Pakistan accepted a UN-mandated ceasefire.


Celebrations and Parades

The Pakistan Army displays its latest missiles, tanks, guns, Pakistan Army Aviation helicopters and armament being used by Engineers, Electrical and Mechanical Corps, Army Air Defense, Signals, Army Service Corps and the Army Medical Corps.[14] Everyone is allowed to watch such functions live by going to specific places. These shows are also displayed on national TV channels. National songs, special documentaries about 6 September 1965 and the stories of the people who were martyred on that day are displayed on TV. The facts are told of how people sacrificed their lives for the defense of the country and what the responsibility is of the younger generation, the children, who are the future of Pakistan.


The change of guard ceremony takes place at Mazar-e-Quaid, Karachi, where the cadets of Pakistan Air Force Academy present the Guard of Honour and take the charge.

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