Normally, September 6th is officially celebrated as Defence Day to commemorate Pakistan’s victory over 1965 Indo-Pak war. And, September 7, is celebrated as Air Force Day to pay tribute to PAF (Pakistan Air Force) for defeating IAF (Indian Air Force). However, in view of the current countrywide "unstable law and order situation," the celebration is limited to flag hoisting ceremonies, where the soldiers would salute the national flag to pay tribute to the war heroes for their dedication to defend the country. Beyond doubt, September 6, 1965, will be remembered for its uniqueness, as the whole nation including its military and civil society stood united to defend country’s frontiers.
The IAF, out of desperation, bombarded a passenger train moving from Sialkot to Lahore, while the Indian troops were crossing over the international border at Wahga in violation of International law. Clearly, it was a launch of full scale attack on Lahore just to pursue agenda of subjugating the region.
The Indian Army Chief, Gen. J. N. Chaudhry was so confident of capturing Lahore, he couldn’t wait to reach for a large peg of whisky at the Lahore Gymkhana Club - the same evening. Yet, his soldiers couldn’t cross BRB canal (Lahore defence line).
Later on, the quickly deployed Pak troops around Kasur, Khem-Karran, Taran, successfully repulsed the Indian advance near ‘Rohi Nala.’ And, within next 24 hours or so, India launched the largest ‘Tank Battle of Chawinda,’ in Sialkot sector but faced severe retaliation from Pakistani forces. It’s known as one of the largest tank battles in history after the battle of Kursk in World War II. The initial clashes at Chawinda coincided with the tank battle near Phillora and the fighting intensified once the Pakistani forces at Phillora retreated. However, the advancing Indian 1st Armored Division was stopped at Chawinda. And then the Cease Fire ordered by the UNO ended the war around 22nd September.
Adverse effects of 1965 war on Pakistan: The economic progress of pakistan gained during the early 60s took a sharp nose-dive. Secondly, the war added to the growing anti government feelings in East Pakistan. Bengali politicians blamed the central government for not providing adequate security to their province. Sheikh Mujib-ur-Rahman was apprehensive of this situation and Indian involvement behind the scene fuelled the fire for independence. Dispatching terrorists to East Pakistan to incite a bloody civil war and crossing into a sovereign nation, breaking Pakistan were illegal acts of India which gravely hurt Pakistan. Demand for greater autonomy for East Pakistan finally ended up in 1971 tragedy, and India contributed as “mid-wife” to facilitate the pre-planned birth of Bangla Desh.
Difference: In fact, during ‘1965 war’ the entire nation was united, whereas the divided nation was hypocritically fighting with itself during 1971 Indo-Pak conflict. Certainly, it provided a ‘win-win’ scenario to enemy (India) indeed.
Right of self defence: Pakistan's historic decision to explode six nuclear warheads on 28th and 30th May 1998 in response to “India's Megalomanic Show Off” by detonating five nuclear devices on 11th and 13th May 1998, are essentially courageous acts of deterring the enemy to engage in conventional warfare in future.
Fool proof security of the arsenal definitely angers the anti Pakistan forces. Only one route is left to destroy Pakistan and that is through carrying out complex proxy war (Guerrilla style). Therefore, highly trained "Non-Pakistani Commandoes" have been hired to destabilize the Muslim nuclear power.
Nevertheless, nervous are the patriotic Pakistanis who are concerned about the mushrooming growth of foreign commandoes entering Pakistan through the unsecured Pak-Afghan border to carry out disruptive activity in military bases, while anti-Pakistan TTP (Tehreek-e-Taliban) is out disrupting civilian life. The well paid outlaws and mercenaries are a direct result of anti Pakistan elements seeking to create sectarian strife inside Pakistan.
Pressure tactics: Attacking Kashmiri Muslims, Sikhs and Hindus just to blame the Kashmiri freedom fighters and Pakistan - has always been part of the Indian game plan. Moreover, the illegality of taking over Kargill and Siachen during the height of the Soviet war is also historical fact of foul play.
India smartly used the aftermath of 9/11 to demonize Pakistan and convinced the "Bush administration" to re-label the Kashmiri freedom fighters as terrorists.
The Pak-India “ill fated peace train” carrying Pakistani passengers was mercilessly bombed by a serving Indian Army Major. The investigation officer Hermant Karkare and his team had enough evidence to indict the prejudiced Major who was found having committed the murders and for having conspired to defame Pakistan. Yet, it's so sad, as Mr. Karkare was shot dead point blank from behind during the Mumbai Taj Hotel terror attack, and the tragic incidence faded away. Though, Mumbai terror attack lacks substantial evidence, yet a media hype was created just to damage the image of Pakistan. Recently India is doing anti Pakistan propaganda using Hindu pilgrims. In short, India has been using every trick to build undue pressure on Pakistan.
Fuelling the fire: As suspected, Balochistan troubles are foreign sponsored according to some reports. Afghan border areas are used as training camps - where the commandoes and criminals receive refresher-training to put deep dents in Pakistan’s military and civil life. The professional criminals and mercenaries from Tajikistan and Uzbekistan with the help from local hypocrites are most likely involved in working for the hidden enemy. The terrorists go on bombing spree hitting mosques, attacking pilgrims; slaughtering children. They massacred innocent people and carried out precision attacks on Pakistani assets, government offices, military and intelligence sites throughout the country. God forbid- the groundwork is underway day and night to destabilize the country.
Either Drought or flood: The unlawful construction of dams in Indian occupied Kashmir has deprived Pakistan of its share of water leading to a countrywide drought sooner than expected. But, during monsoon seasons India loves to release water from its dams into the Indus causing havoc for Pakistan. Indian move to fill the Nimoo-Bazgo dam in Jammu and Kashmir is aimed at cutting off Islamabad’s share of water from the Indus River.
Pakistan’s economic misery is India’s economic prosperity, and the blame goes to greedy attitude of India.
The Only Way Out: The Pakistanis must re-establish enthusiasm, unity, faith and discipline at all levels (first and foremost) to ward off any “anti Pakistan nefarious design.” Secondly, the route of "Result Oriented Dialogue" is much better option. It's more economical and remedial compared with military aggression and proxy wars.