Battlefields and history

Print edition : December 27, 2013

Ayub Khan with U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson at the White House in Washington on December 14, 1965. Photo: THE HINDU ARCHIVES

Seized or damaged Pakistani Patton tanks near Khem Karan during the 1965 war. Photo: THE HINDU

Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri and Pakistani President Ayub Khan met in Tashkent to sign a truce to end the 1965 war. Photo: The Hindu Archives

January 22, 1966: General J.N. Chaudhuri, Chief of the Army Staff, and General Mohammad Musa, Commander-in-Chief of the Pakistan Army (third from left) discussing the withdrawal of armed personnel following the Tashkent Declaration, at the Army Headquarters in New Delhi. Among those who attended the meeting were Maj. General Sarfaraz Khan (extreme left) and Brigadier Gul Hasan (second from left) of the Pakistan Army, and Lt. Gen. P.P. Kumaramangalam, Vice Chief of the Army Staff. Photo: The Hindu Archives

Farooq Bajwa scores in analysing Pakistan’s rationale for the 1965 war, providing a lucid account of its course, and in linking it to the diplomatic exchanges right until the Tashkent conference in January 1966.

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