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What do you know about Operation Grand Slam?

Asked by Milind Madhukar Kulkarni, 11 Oct '08 08:13 pm
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Operation Grand Slam is virtually synonymous with the 1965 Indo-Pakistani War. It refers to an audacious plan drawn up by the Pakistani Army, in May 1965, to attack the vital Akhnoor Bridge in Jammu and Kashmir, which was not only the lifeline of an entire infantry division in Jammu and Kashmir but could also be used to threaten Jammu, an important logistical point for Indian forces. The operation ended in a failure for Pakistan Army as the stated military objectives were not achieved and subsequently were forced to retreat following a counter attack by the Indian Army. Analysts in Pakistan believe that if the operation were to have proceeded according to plan without any interruption, it would have been the unprecedented success the Pakistani Army always dreamed of having against their arch rivals. Pakistan would have made significant territorial gains in Indian-Administered Kashmir which might have allowed her to bargain from a position of strength in the peace talks, sponsored by t ...more
Answered by GOPI KUMAR, 12 Oct '08 12:53 pm

 
  
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