On 58th Defence and Martyrs Day, military honors heroes and victims.
Defence and Martyrs Day is held to honor the 1965 war martyrs and to reaffirm our commitment to protecting the nation from any dangers.
The nation armed forces, including the Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC), Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Services Chiefs, and the martyrs’ families and fellow combatants, received tribute.
The country’s military command claimed in a message obtained by Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) that on September 6, 1965, it was once again demonstrated how a smaller but righteous force could defeat a numerically bigger enemy with professionalism, tenacity, and faith.
“In fact, the sacrifices and courageous actions linked with this day continue to inspire future generations. The day embodies the spirit of cooperation and sacrifice in support of our homeland, according to the ISPR.
“The unparalleled sacrifices made by our martyrs and veterans are what gave us our freedom and peace. The Pakistani Armed Forces are still dedicated to protecting the homeland from all dangers, both domestic and external.
The statement went on to say that “hostile attempts to undermine the hard-won peace will be met with the full force of the Armed Forces, supported by the support and resolve of the people of Pakistan.”
On this day in 1965, Indian forces attempted to attack Pakistan across the international boundary, but the intrepid military forces, with the support of the entire country, thwarted the enemy’s cunning plans.
A 31-gun salute in the federal capital and a 21-gun salute at the regional capitals heralded the start of the day. After Fajr prayers, special prayers were said in mosques for the nation’s success and prosperity as well as the independence of Jammu and Kashmir, which is unlawfully occupied by India.