Islamabad, September 21, 2015 (PPI-OT): 50 years ago:
Date: 22nd September 1965
More area occupied in Rajasthan: Pakistani Forces dominate Sialkot, Jammu and Khem Karan sectors: Pakistan forces dominated the battlefield in the Sialkot and Khem Karan sectors. In Rajasthan sector, Indian made an abortive bid to advance into Pakistan , which was successfully repulsed and captured substantial amount of arms and equipments. Six enemy tanks were knocked out and more causalities inflicted on the enemy troops.
Enemy raids Badin: IAF Canberras attacked on Badin air force station causing some damage.
PAF successful attacks: 2 IAF jets downed: The PAF interceptors shot down one IAF Canberra bomber near Sargodha and a Hunter aircraft over Lahore. PAF also damaged the IAF installations and bases.
Enemy pushed back: Another serious blow to Indian armour was inflicted by Pakistan ground forces when 11 enemy tanks were destroyed and six machine guns , along with substantial quantity of ammunition , were captured . Three anti-tank guns of the enemy were also destroyed.
Shastri ready for cease-fire: Indian Premier Shastri has informed the United Nations that he will accept a Security Council demand for a cease-fire in Indo-Pakistan war.
Dangerous to leave Kashmir issue unresolved- Thant’s report to UN assembly: The UN secretary General U Thant said that it was dangerous to leave the Kashmir conflict unsolved in the hope that time would heal matters.
Historic tank battle victory for Pakistan- ‘Times’: Pakistan’s decisive victory in the vital tank battle near Sialkot is confirmed by the ‘Times’ special correspondent.
Hamid condemns Indian atrocities: President of Azad Kashmir has strongly condemned the brutality of Indian army which has resorted to mass killing of unarmed civil population.
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