In April 1965, Pakistan managed to occupy Run of Kutch disputed territory which India was trying to annex. Gen. Musa Khan invited international journalists to neutralize Indian claims of inflicting heavy losses on the Pakistanis, saying, "If the corpses of the enemy are behind me, I have the right to pass the final word. And if they are in front of me, the Indians have the right to do so."
What happened in 1948 is not a mystery anymore. Pakistan Army was able to capture some 40% of the State of Jammu & Kashmir without being directly involved. Had Pakistan Army literally taken part, there would have been no more Indian-occupied Kashmir. What the Indians pushed back were only untamed tribal invaders, not Pakistan Army.
Operation Gibraltar was not a big deal of success on the part of Pakistan and it eventuated an all out war in 1965. Pakistan was attacked and the Indian Army, on the account of its military strength and modern weaponry, thought to have been able to overrun Lahore within a day and the rest of Pakistan within two or more days. However, it was a plan doomed to failure and a dream never to come true. Indian Army stuck at the outskirts of Lahore and the BRB Canal, the-then de facto border, proved an iron wall for the invaders. Pakistan Air Force showed its rage and brought havoc on the Indian armor moving towards Lahore. The CAP that delivered at Lahore was led by Sq. Leader Sajjad Haider “Nosey”. This particular event can correctly be equalized with India’s over-exaggerated “Longewala Battle”. Chawinda thrust of the “Pride of India” was also repulsed inflicting heavy casualties on the Indians and the Indians lost most of their tanks in this particular encounter later termed as the hell of Indian armor. Here, Indian pride marched with 600 tanks to capture strategically important Pakistani city of Sialkot.
The only event of gallant defense that fell into the Indian credit was their defense at Asal Utar. However, the Asal Utar fiasco had more to do with the nature of land and sugarcane crops than with the gallantry of Indian Army. They were well dug and the sugarcane crops escorted them in full. According to several military historians of India, the success of Pakistani armor at Asal Utar could have proved the 4th Pani Pat of Indian history, giving way to another Muslim rule—but this time the Pakistani rule. Apart from this, India was nowhere able to maintain her positions inside Pakistan, whereas Pakistanis successfully pushed the battle into the Indian territory. On the eve of ceasefire, Pakistan held some 1600 square kilometers of Indian territory including Jaurian, Khem Karan, Mona Bao, Kargil etc., and the Indians had on 400 square kilometers on, whereof most part was useless desert.
PAF, despite its infancy and fleet of vulnerable Sabres, came out victorious from the war, managing to destroy around 120 Indian aircrafts while losing only 17 of its own. “What a tally”, said an Indian Air Force writer Air Marshal Trilochan Singh, whereas, on the other hand, international press was all praise of the valor of Pakistani fighter pilots. The kill ratio was 1 to 6 in the favor of PAF.
Pakistan Navy kept Indian Navy at bay while itself managing to destroy Dawarka radar headquarter. This was a feat of valor, which paid Pakistan Navy off in the form of its see superiority. PNS Ghazi was real sign of terror for Indian Navy's pride "Vikrant".
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1948-India freed Srinagar from Paki occupation and several areas close to the line of control in Kashmir before ceasefire was declared.
1965-India successfully routed Pakis by crossing the international border at Punjab and occupied Lahore.
1971-India helped East Pakistan gain independence from the oppressive West Pakistan.A new nation for Bengali muslims called Bangladesh was created.
1999-India launched airstrikes and artillery shelling to successfully drive out Paki millitants from the line of control in Indian-held Kashmir.
The paki is right about one thing tho, pakistan does sell out to the highest bidder. Ussually for a couple of bucks. India could buy pakistan if it wanted to. Pakistan has no future. India is on its way to becoming a superpower and pakistan is only getting worse. I have no problem with pakistanis in general..but i hate extremist and racist bastards.
Firstly it was against the princely state of Jammu and Kashmir (J & K) in 1948 which had yet to make up its mind on whether to join Pakistan or India when Pakistani tribal forces attacked it. Thereafter J & K joined India in return for Indian armed forces saving the rest of J & K from the tribal invaders. Finally the Prime Minister of India took the issue to the UN which called for a ceasefire and resulted in Pakistan having control over one-third of J & K and India having control over two-thirds of it and having the whole of J & K as a part of India on paper.
The second instance was in 1965 when Pakistan launched a campaign to capture parts of a region called Rann of Kutch in the West of India and South-East of Pakistan. This region was disputed between Pakistan and India and finally Pakistan managed to occupy large swathes of it which were unguarded by India owing to it being an inhospitable salt desert. Then emboldened Pakistan launched a third campaign immediately against the rest of J & K not under its control. This caused Indian retaliation in the form of its occupying large parts of Pakistani-occupied J & K and parts of Sindh and Punjab regions of Pakistan. Finally a ceasefire was proposed by some foreign countries which both Pakistan and India accepted. In the end Pakistan and India returned eachother whatever territory they had occupied from the other with Pakistan being allowed to keep 10% out of whatever of Rann of Kutch it claimed. However its aims of wresting J & K from India were not met in 1965 and it faced a defeat there.
In the opinion of GlobalSecurity.org on the 1965 Indo-Pak war , "The losses were relatively heavy — on the Pakistani side, twenty aircraft, 200 tanks, and 3,800 troops. Pakistan's army had been able to withstand Indian pressure, but a continuation of the fighting would only have led to further losses and ultimate defeat for Pakistan."
The fourth instance of Pakistan committing aggression against India was in 1999 when its regular army personnel dressed in civilian outfits occupied strategic peaks on the Indian controlled part of J & K in the Kargil region there during the winter. This brought about an overwhelming Indian retaliation in the summer when India discovered the occupation. India retook peak after peak from the Pakistani soldiers without crossing into Pakistani held part of J & K (India maintained the sanctity of the 1948 war ceasefire line in J & K called the LoC against all odds in 1999). Finally the Prime Minister of Pakistan visited US which proposed a ceasefire. India thereafter ceased its fire while the occupying Pakistani forces evacuated themselves out of the Indian part of J & K. Thus in 1999 Pakistan failed to wrest Indian controlled part of J & K from India by force yet again.
A note about what ATL_ROX has posted. It is filled for the most part with things conjured out of thin air except the great tactics shown by the Pakistani Air Force in the 1965 war and the discipline and professionalism of the Pakistani military. While no one will dispute the above two things, all the rest of it written in his/her post is completely inaccurate and every neutral source in the world will attest to it. If he/she insists on otherwise then neutral proof should be provided to attest to the same.
Regarding the claim that Pakistan is filled with warrior-minded people and India is/has been militarily weak, the mere military history between India and Pakistan where in each of Pakistan's almost half a dozen encounters with the Indian military, all it managed was a patch of salt-desert which if it had been important for India it wouldn't have been given away so easily (refer to the rout by India of Pakistani soldiers from the very strategic peaks of Kargil in 1999) versus India splitting Pakistan into half in 1971 speaks for itself about which country, India or Pakistan, can claim military superiority over the other in the history of their existence.
As for the rest, winning against this and that unit of the adversary here and there in the numerous wars fought by Pakistan can't be claimed to be military victories. Pakistan may have got the better of its adversary in a handful of engagements in the numerous wars it fought but it has never won a war despite such blatantly and outrageously untruthful *stories* that most Pakistanis are brought up to believe in. Infact such beliefs of theirs is very annoying and amusing for the rest of the world.
early 1965, runn of kutch. indian were routed. to avenge this and further pakistani advances into kashmir early september, india attacked pakistan predawn and were held in their tracks. a five times bigger armed force was taught a lesson in the air, on the ground to which US fighter ace Chuck Yeager testifies. indian generals had planned drinking in a Lahore club, they only ended up licking their wounds and had mr. shastri not run to the UN or russia begging to bring about a cease fire, pakistan counter attacks had well begun and Pakistanis were not stopping at khem karns or kargil. as they were, both sides returned land and soldiers.
1971-junior level pakistani military gave a hell of a fight while pakistani military leadership was drinking. results were not different than what happened to indian army in its 1962 border clash with the chinese army. indians were slaughtered while they were much better off in situation than the pakistani army in 1971.
1984-Indira Gandhi, while trying to secure her party into power decides to attack Pakistan. Gen ZiaulHaq warns her of serious consequences. she doesnt listen and pays for it with her life. her own sikh body guards ice her.
1987-Indian armed forces and political leadership chickened out on their 'secret plans' (pakistanis had made a mockery of indian secret plans by acquiring them well before the operation) to attack kashmir again while showing powerful movement in punjab. pakistanis counter maneuvered and indians lost nerve and deescalated. Ravi Rakhye, indian military analyst writes in the war that never was, Indians lost the war without firing a single shot. he writes about the 1948, 1965 and 1971 wars as stalemates but calls the 1987 war a total defeat for india.
1999 Kargil-this was a total ruin for the indians. over 1500 soldiers killed, 16 aircraft destroyed, 2 of them to pakistani missiles. crying indian soldiers was an ugly sight at those peaks. contrary to popular belief that Pakistanis were popped off those peaks and nawaz shareef had asked US to arrange for honorable withdrawl, it was indians who had gone up to Bill Clinton tp ask him to pressure pakistan to withdraw and have mercy. indians were shocked and confused and in covering their incompetence, did remarkably stupid thinbgs. on one instance they awarded a dead soldier with the highest indian gallantry medal. except that the dead was found alive in a local hospital and there was no gallantry to him,.robust pakistani military had prevented indians from even the thought of crossing LoC. finally, Nawaz shareef got his men down. and now indians dont let up on the propaganda of victory. what a victory. yea right.
2002-a fake attack like many fake stuff in india, on indian parliament in similar stupid manner as the september 11, 2001 WTC circus. next came massive indian land air and sea deployment...what next, not a thing. pakistanis had prepared to enter a full scale war, capture kashmir and make sure this was no stalemate. US and Russian satellite gave India a bad picture. 700,000 Pakistani Armed forces personnel deployed in attack formation, 7 million tribals from Pakistan's Pathan province had braced for the fight. now who wants to fight a nation. americans and russians were routed when they tried fighting nations. indians would have been annihilated in face of this overwhelming response, they faced their own wreck, better nuclear and missile power and superior men in zeal. so what next..."lout kay budhoo ghar ko aye" (the idiot returned home empty handed). indians withdrew their forces from their own borders and decided to behave the next time. unfortunately, kargil haunts them still and thus all these lames excuses and lying books about Indian victories and Pakistani defeats. have fun.