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1965, when India decisively frustrated Pakistan's designs under Shastri's leadership


23 March 2017 09:49

New Delhi [India], Jan.12 (ANI): Wednesday January 11 was the 51st death anniversary of Indias second Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri, who led the nation during the India-Pakistan War of 1965, a conflict in which India decisively frustrated the designs of Pakistans then martial law administrator and President Ayub Khan.It was a difficult period in independent Indias history. The country had lost its first Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru in May 1964, and it was busy shoring up its borders with China. Before it could decisively strengthen its borders, President Ayub Khan of Pakistan decided to attack India. He undertook a trial run in the Rann of Kutch in the early part of 1965, but before he could achieve anything, British Prime Minister Harold Wilson intervened and affected a cease fire.Ayub Khan lost patience and decided to attack India in the Akhnoor Sector with the aim of cutting off Jammu and Kashmir from the rest of India. India counter-attacked in the .
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