Articles By Lt Gen Harbakhsh Singh

1965 War: Pakistan's Tactical Concept

1965 War: Pakistan's Tactical Concept

By: Lt Gen Harbakhsh Singh | Issue: Book Excerpt: Wat Despatches: Indo-Pak Conflict 1965 | Date: 05 Mar , 2018

1.  It was observed that the basic tactical concept of the PAK Army did not vary fundamentally from our own. In its application, however, there was an unmistakable evidence of the dominant...

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1965 War: Lessons Learnt

1965 War: Lessons Learnt

By: Lt Gen Harbakhsh Singh | Issue: Book Excerpt: Wat Despatches: Indo-Pak Conflict 1965 | Date: 25 Feb , 2018

The Strategic Concept Although we did succeed in whittling down PAK’s fighting potential, especially armour, and occupied chunks of her territory, most of our offensive actions, however, fizzled...

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1965: Assessment of Chief of the Army Staff

1965: Assessment of Chief of the Army Staff

By: Lt Gen Harbakhsh Singh | Issue: Book Excerpt: In the Line of Duty | Date: 27 Jan , 2018

I feel an assessment of the then Chief of the Army Staff, General Chowdhary, is called for. I will be the first to admit that he had a very sharp brain, and could speak and write well, in English....

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The 1965 War with Pakistan-I

The 1965 War with Pakistan-I

By: Lt Gen Harbakhsh Singh | Issue: Book Excerpt: In the Line of Duty | Date: 16 Feb , 2011

With the capture of Hajipir Pass, on the 28th of August, there was a distinct fall in the tempo of attacks launched by the infiltrators in the Valley, and Pakistan’s nefarious designs were...

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The 1965 War with Pakistan-II

The 1965 War with Pakistan-II

By: Lt Gen Harbakhsh Singh | Issue: Book Excerpt: In the Line of Duty | Date: 15 Feb , 2011

After the altercation with General Officer Commanding 15 Division and the despatch of his Reserve Brigade to regain the ground lost, peace prevailed in the area. On the return journey, with...

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The 1965 War with Pakistan-III

The 1965 War with Pakistan-III

By: Lt Gen Harbakhsh Singh | Issue: Book Excerpt: In the Line of Duty | Date: 14 Feb , 2011

Later, the same morning I moved to Headquarters 4 Division. As it was quite obvious that the enemy’s Ace Armoured Division had received a real bashing, I wished to exploit the situation by...

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