S Asia Why Pakistan Lost All Its Wars ?

Gyani Jarnail Singh

Sawa lakh se EK larraoan

Subject: Portrait of Bravery

Maj. General M. Khan of Pakistan wrote in his book
'Crisis of Leadership' about the bravery of the Sikh
soldiers during the Indo-Pak war. Here are some

"....the main reason of our defeat was Sikhs fighting
facing us. We were helpless to do anything in front of
them. Sikhs are very brave and they have a great
craving for martyrdom. They fight so fiercely that
they are capable of defeating an army many times

bigger than theirs."

"....On 3rd December 1971, we fiercely and vigorously
attacked the Indian army with our infantry brigade
near Hussainiwala border.. This brigade included
Pakistan army's fighter Punjabi regiment together with
the Baloch regiment. Within minutes we pushed the
Indian army quite far back. Their defence posts fell
under our control. The Indian army was retreating back
very fast and the Pakistani army was going forward
with a great speed. Our army reached near the
Kausre-Hind post. There was a small segment of the
Indian army appointed to defend that post and their
soldiers belonged to the Sikh Regiment. A few number
of the Sikh Regiment stopped our way forward like an
iron wall. They loudly greeted us with the ovation of
'Bole-so-Nihal' and attacked us like blood thirsty
hungry lions and hawks. All these soldiers were Sikhs.
There was even a dreadful hand-to-hand battle. The sky
filled with roars of 'Yaa Ali' and 'Sat-Siri-Akal'.
Even in this hand-to-hand fighting the Sikhs fought so
bravely that all our desires, aspirations and dreams
were shattered."

".....In this war Lt. Col Gulab Hussain of Baloch
Regiment got killed. With him Major Mohammed Zaeef and
Captain Arif Alim also died. It was difficult to count
the number of soldiers who got killed. We were
astonished to see the courage of those handful of Sikh
soldiers. When we seized the possession of the
three-storey defence post of concrete, the Sikh
soldiers went onto the roof and kept on persistently
opposing us. The whole night they kept on showering
fires on us and continued shouting the loud ovation of
'Sat-Siri-Akal'. These Sikh soldiers kept on the
encounter till the next day.

Next day the Pakistani tanks surrounded this post and
bombed it with guns. Those handful of Sikhs got
martyred in this encounter while resisting us, but
other Sikh soldiers then destroyed our tanks with the
help of their artillery. Fighting with great bravery
they kept on marching forward and thus our army lost
its foothold."

"....Alas, a handful of Sikhs converted our great
victory into a big defeat and shattered our confidence
and courage. ."

"....The same thing happened with us in
Dhaka(Bangladesh). In the battle of Jaissur, the
Singhs opposed the Pakistani army so fiercely that our
backbone and our foothold was lost. This became the
main and important reason of our defeat and the Sikhs'
fancy for martyrdom and mockery with death for the
sake of safety and honour of the country, became the
sole cause of their victory."

Similar type of comments were made by Pakistani army
in East Pakistan under the leadership of General Niazi
while surrendering their weapons to General Jagjit
Singh Arora. The bravery and spirit of sacrifice of
Sikhs were respected and honoured by one and all. May
God rest the souls of all the fallen soldiers (Sikhs
and Pakistanis), in peace. Thought: "Sawa Lakh se ek
laraun, chirian to(n) main baaj taranun, tabhe Gobind
Singh naam kahaun" (Unless I raise one to stand
against many, cause sparrow spurn hawk, I shall not
deserve to be called Gobind Singh.) Regards Sodhi
(Excerpts taken from www.5abi.com with thanks)

and India is cutting back on Sikhs in its Armed Forces due to Hindutva pressures..a most foolhardy step...Nations can be stupid too...


Gyani ji

Please Forgive me But I don't think present generation of money chasing sikh youths who have only ambitions to go outside India can be of same quality as the sikhs that were in armed forces 40 years back.I don't think that many of sikh youths are interested in joining army

Last time I read that there is massive shoratge of officers in Indian army because the youths That apply to armed forces were of not so good quality.Infact Indian Army is under pressure to reduce their selection standards.

I Think the declining quality of sikh youth is main reason than hindutva pressure because at present there is no war between sikhs and hindu's while at any point of time Talibans can take control of pakistan and could attack India
Please forgive me if i am wrong... But i am very much against disinformation... I have read m.khan's book from head to toe more than 3 times.... I haven't came accross any of the passages you mentioned.. Infact he just mentioned that most of prisioners pakistan held are sikhs, because sikhs are more good fighters than hindus and they try to come forward, but when in danger they are quick enough to surrender before getting a severe damage. I would like u to correct me if i am wrong,,, but the words you mentioned are not in any part of his book and secondly just think a pakistani soldier praising india n sikhs like this.. Lol.. Won't it be funny. Pakistan do support sikhs more than other nations in subcontinent but still it sounds weird.