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The Battle of Hussainiwala: Indo-Pakistan War of 1965

Hussainiwala, a village in Firozpur district in Punjab state, lies near the bank of the Sutlej river. The village is on the border with Pakistan, opposite the Pakistani village of Ganda Singh Wala. At the outbreak of the Indo-Pakistan War of 1965, the 2 MARATHA LI (Kali Panchwin) was based in Mathura when it was deployed to Hussainiwala in the Firozpur sector of Punjab. It defended the Hussainiwala headworks against an attack by a full infantry brigade supported by armoured columns of the Pakistan Army. The Marathas fought against a lot of odds.

Sep 20, 2015, 00:11 AM IST