Indian Army Restores Damaged Grave of Pakistani Officer Killed in Action in 1972, Says ‘Fallen Soldier Deserves Respect’

The Indian Army known across the world for its discipline and tradition. Setting an example, Chinar Corps of the Indian Army restored the damaged grave of a decorated Pakistani officer in Naugam sector of Jammu and Kashmir. The Chinar Corps also tweeted the image of the of the epitaph on the grave.

The Pakistani Army officer Major Mohammed Shabir Khan was killed in action at a forward location along the Line of Control (LoC) in 1972. The epitaph read, “In memory of Major Mohd Shabir Khan, Sitara-e-Jurrat, Shahid, 05 May 1972, 1630 H, killed in a counter attack by 9 Sikh.”

In the tweet, the Chinar Corps said, “In keeping with the tradition and ethos of the Indian army resuscitated a damaged grave of major Mohd Shabir Khan, Sitara-e-jurat, Pakistan army, who was killed in action (KIA) at a forward location along LC in Nowgam sector on 05 may 1972.” Kargil Vijay Diwas 2020: Know All About ‘Operation Vijay’ Launched By The Indian Army To Flush Out Pakistani Soldiers And Terrorists From Mountains of Kargil in 1999.

In the following tweet, it added, “A fallen soldier, irrespective to the country he belongs to, deserves respect and honour in death. Indian army stands with this belief. This is #Indianarmy for the world.”

The grave of the Pakistani Army officer was restored on Thursday after it had started to whither. The action of the Indian Army is earning praise on the social media platforms.

(Picture Courtesy: Twitter/Chinar Corps)

Published by Sumit Sharma

Journalist and passionate for Indian Defence forces.

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