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Date : 29 May , 2012



The battle of Laungewala (Longenwala), fought during the 1971 Indo-Pak war, is a unique battle ever to have been fought. It is a true story of raw guts, grit and dogged determination of a handful of troops of the now famous 23 Punjab battalion, which not only successfully checked the enemy\’s armour and infantry based attack, but also managed to cause severe attrition on enemy tanks, man power and equipment. Although the Indian formation deployed in the Jaisalmer sector of Rajasthan did not expect any enemy attack, \’A\’ Company of 23 Punjab, comprising just 100 odd combatants under the command of the dynamic Major Kuldip Singh Chandpuri, proved to be more than a match for the Pakistani assaulting formation comprising two infantry battalions alongwith a regiment plus a squadron of armour totalling 59 tanks. So heavy were the odds in Pakistan\’s favour in this battle that the ratio between the attacker and the Indian defenders worked out to one Indian soldier to 26.4 Pakistani soldiers, considering the modest comparison of one tank to ten soldiers; 1600 men of the two Pakistani battalions and 250 men from various support and logistic sub units. http://www.indiandefencereview.com/military-and-space/1971-The-Rajasthan-Campaign—I.html

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