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Breaking FIRST :  Discovery to commemorate 50th year of 1965 Indo–Pak war with special show
Saturday 05-September-2015, 07:17,
Discovery to commemorate 50th year of 1965 Indo–Pak war with special show
MUMBAI: Marking the 50th
anniversary of the 1965 India–
Pakistan war, Discovery Channel will
present a special show ‘1965: India’s
Battles and Heroes’, which will
recount the valour and sacrifice of
the Indian soldiers who put their lives
on the line in defence of the country.
The one-hour programme will air on
14 September at 9 pm and will narrate
the complete story of the war by
using archival footage,
reconstructions, and first-hand
experiences of the 1965 war
survivors. The show will also air on
Discovery HD World at the same time.
It will capture the circumstances of
the battle and each milestone,
highlighting the various war
equipment used during the war and
challenges encountered. It will also
recount the battle fought on the
ground and in the air.
Discovery Networks Asia Pacific EVP
and GM South Asia Rahul Johri said,
“’1965: India’s Battles and Heroes’
will recount the war through the eyes
of the soldiers who were at the
battlefront. It will piece together
the circumstances of the war and the
bravery of the war heroes through
rare archival footage and captivating
narration.”
The special programme will present
the sequence of battles alongside the
stories of the war heroes who led
these battles, brought victories, and
eventually left behind memories
fighting for their regiments and their
countrymen.
Some of the war heroes covered in the
programme include Lt Col AB
Tarapore, Major Bhupinder Singh,
Major RS Dyal, Lt Col Desmond Hayde,
Company Quarter Master Havildar
(CQMH) Abdul Hamid, Squadron Leader
Denzil Keelor, and Flying Officer VK
Nebb.
The show will start with the war in
the Rann of Kutch in August triggered
by Pakistan under the aegis of
Operation Desert Hawk. This led to a
ceasefire in April 1965 brokered by
British Prime Minister Harold Wilson.
Thereafter, in August 1965, Operation
Gibraltar was launched by Pakistan
where Pakistani soldiers in civilian
outfits crossed the Line of Control in
Jammu & Kashmir.
After this, the Indian Army launched
Operation Bakshi, which saw the
Indian soldiers capture the Haji Pir
Pass, the main route for infiltration
into Kashmir.
The show then takes the audience
through the launch of Operation Grand
Slam by Pakistan to take the border
town of Akhnoor. Soon after this
victory, Indian Prime Minister Shastri
in his radio broadcast told the citizens
to be prepared for a long battle
ahead.
The 1965 heroes who survived the war
will reminisce about their tales of
valour, the war-room strategies, the
achievements, and sacrifices made by
the Indian soldiers. These include
Colonel JS Bindra (Retd), Brigadier VK
Vaid (Retd), Brigadier Jasbir Singh
Hundal (Retd), Lt Gen. Ajai Singh
(Retd), Brigadier Kanwaljeet Singh
(Retd), Major General BR Varma
(Retd), Wing Commander VK Nebb
(Retd) and Air Marshall Denzil Keelor
(Retd).
http://www.televisionpost.com/television...cial-show/
ANIL G
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