1965 WAR

BCCL

By ‘Celebrating' 1965 War, India Is Just Gloating Over A Draw

It is fairly appropriate for India and Pakistan to honour and remember their soldiers who fought valiantly and laid down their lives during the campaign. Yet any "victory celebration" of the 1965 war, on either side, must be examined against hard facts and not become simply a propaganda vehicle for the state. The war, as historians and military generals have correctly argued, was a battle of attrition and ultimately a stalemate.