6th of September is celebrated every year as the Defence Day of Pakistan. It was on this day in 1965 that India launched its attack on Pakistan across the international border without a warning or a declaration of war.
After Indo-Pakistan separation in 1947, the relations between both the newly independent countries had not boiled to this extent. In 1965, after 18 years of their freedom from British rule, Indian army attacked Pakistan without any declaration or warning.
The seventeen-day war witnessed the largest tank battles since World War II, causing thousands of casualties to both sides. Pakistan withstood the invasion of its territory by an enemy four times its size, and in doing so the whole nation stood up to the challenge with an iron resolve.
The nation’s spirit was high, every child, man or woman worked towards the war effort, be it to raise funds, train as civilian guards, or as nurses in hospitals. Madam Noor Jahan, the post popular singer of Pakistan, took to the airwaves to sing her inspirational war songs in praise of the defenders.
Pakistan Army, full of patriotism and courage, tackled Indian attacks bravely and won the war.