Battle of Longewala

Battle of Longewala

The Battle of Longewala was one of the first major engagements in the Western Sector during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971, fought between assaulting Pakistani forces and Indian defenders at the Indian border post of Longewala, in the Thar Desert of the Rajasthan state in India. The "A" company of the 23rd Battalion, Punjab Regiment, under the Indian Army's 30th Infantry, commanded by Lt.Col Mohammed Khursheed Hussain, was left with the choice of either attempting to hold out until reinforced, or fleeing on foot from a mechanised infantry Pakistani force. Choosing the former, Lt.Col M.K.Hussainalong with Major Kuldip Singh Chandpuri ensured that all his assets were correctly ... more on Wikipedia

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