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Video 1965 India Pakistan War Capture of Haji Pir Pass by Indian Army

Video 1965 India Pakistan War Capture of Haji Pir Pass by Indian Army
Short Movie -  Capture of Haji Pir Pass
Director: S. N. S. Sastry
Year: 1968
Films Division
Original Video from British Pathe
Video - On The Kashmir Front (1965)

On September 1, 1965, Pakistan launched Operation Grand Slam, to attack India
India was already paralyzed from 1962 Indo-China war, Ayub Khan, former President of Pakistan believed that in such situation Pakistan will defeat India easily in war.

As the war was drawn out, across fronts in Kashmir and Punjab, the Indian Army managed to capture the strategic Haji Pir Pass.

From the point of view of war Haji Pir Pass is very important location.
Haji Pir Pass reduces the distance from Jammu to Srinagar through Poonch and Uri by over 200 km.

After 17 days of war , India and Pakistan decided to end the war.
War was called off during Tashkent declaration in 1966.

Lal Bahadur Shastri, the former Prime Minister of India and Ayub Khan, the former President of Pakistan signed the declaration after mediation by Russia and America.

Former Indian Pm  Shastri decided to return the Haji Pir pass to Pakistan in return of an undertaking by Pakistan to "abjure war and maintain peace."

Why it was returned to Pakistan is still mystery.

After that former PM Shastri also died in Russia , that is another mystery.

Who murdered Shastri thats important question.

India won the war in battle fied and lost the war on the paper.

Video shows following shots
Various shots of Indian forces in the mountainous area towards Haji Pir Pass. Field guns are used in this advance and foot soldiers follow through.
Various shots showing the small land mines that Indian troops have harvested en route.
GV. Mountainous area in Uri sector. Various shots of Indian troops claiming the Haji Pir Pass and follow up with supplies and then they guard the Pass. Various shots in the newly liberated villages of Kashmir. The villagers are given food and supplies by Jammu and Kashmir authorities. Various shots of Mr Ghulam Rasool Kar, Kashmir Minister for Works and Power, being welcomed by villagers and he distributes supplies by hand to them. Various shots of Pakistani currency being handed in to be returned for the new legal tender is Indian. Intertitle reads 'The Jaurian Episode'. Various shots in the small village of Jaurian in Kashmir which was bombed by Pakistanis. Various shots of Indian soldiers showing case of rockets from American Sabre jet which Pakistan air Force used in attack. Various shots of more ruins. Various shots of hundreds of Moslems kneeling and bowing down to Mecca in front of a large temple in India. Intertitle reads 'The Threat and the Answer'. Various shots of Indian Security Forces advancing and searching around for Pakistani infiltrators. MS. Indian troops going up to building and two Pakistani soldiers run out with hands high. CU. Some of the captured weapons, etc. Various shots of the Indian troops advancing through cloud shrouded mountains. They fire rifles and mortars. MS. Dead Pakistanis being turned over and the captured led in. Various shots in the villages where Citizens Councils are being formed. People are called out to meet the Pakistani challenge. Various shots of Indians in the mountains being issued with food and making camp. 

Note - old record states the names of some of the people seen in the item. They are: Mrs Asaf Ali, Mayor of Delhi, Sardar Pratap Singh, Dr Balkrishna Keskar (they are joint General Secretaries), Dr Rajendra Prasad, Hare Krishna Mehtab, Maulana Abdul Kalam Azad, Jagjivan Ram, Sardar Vallabhai Patel, Miss Maniben Patel daughter of Sardar Patel, Rajago Palachari, Pandit Govind Vallabh Pand, Shankarrao Deo, Mrs Sarojina Naidu, Rafi Ahmed Kidwai, Ali Ghaznafar Khan, Liaquiat Ali Khan, Jai Prakash Narain and Qaid-i-Azam Mohamed Ali Jinnah.

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Kirtivasan Ganesan August 31, 2015  

I can answer a few questions.
However, I will give a clue. In military, you beat a man by physically killing or beating him other ways. Maybe make poor, powerless etc.

Kirtivasan Ganesan September 01, 2015  

Provided peace is the understanding.

rudraprayaga September 02, 2015  

Whatever war it is,it takes away lives, property and cu t the very peace of people into pieces.