Battle of Burki

  • battle of burki
    part of the indo-pakistani war of 1965
    date8–11 september 1965[1][2]
    location
    burki, lahore, pakistan

    31°28′38″n 74°30′45″e / 31°28′38″n 74°30′45″e / 31.4771; 74.5125
    result

    indian victory[3][4]

    • failure of the pakistani tank assault and counterattack towards lahore[3][4]
    belligerents
     india  pakistan
    commanders and leaders
    india har krishan sibal
    india anant singh
    pakistan raja aziz bhatti 
    units involved
    18th cavalry regiment
    5th gorkha rifles
    17th punjab regiment
    strength
    1 infantry division[1]
    1 armoured regiment[5] considerable air support
    (3 regiments)
    2 companies of 17th punjab regiment
    10 f-86 sabre jets
    casualties and losses

    indian claims:

    3 tanks[3]

    indian claims:

    88–100 tanks destroyed or abandoned[3]

    the battle of burki (barki) was a battle fought by indian infantry and pakistani armour in the indo-pakistani war of 1965.[3] barki is a village that lies south-east of lahore near the border with punjab, india.[6] and is connected with lahore by the bridge of ichogil canal. during the fighting, the relative strengths of the two sides were fairly even and indian infantry clashed with pakistani forces that were entrenched in pillboxes, dug-outs and slit trenches that had been carved into the canal banks. the pakistanis were supported with a large number of tanks, as well as fighter jets.[3] the battle resulted in an indian victory.[3][4]

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Battle of Burki
Part of the Indo-Pakistani War of 1965
Date8–11 September 1965[1][2]
Location
31°28′38″N 74°30′45″E / 31°28′38″N 74°30′45″E / 31.4771; 74.5125
Result

Indian victory[3][4]

  • Failure of the Pakistani tank assault and counterattack towards Lahore[3][4]
Belligerents
 India  Pakistan
Commanders and leaders
India Har Krishan Sibal
India Anant Singh
Pakistan Raja Aziz Bhatti 
Units involved
18th Cavalry Regiment
5th Gorkha Rifles
17th Punjab Regiment
Strength
1 infantry division[1]
1 armoured regiment[5] Considerable Air Support
(3 Regiments)
2 Companies of 17th Punjab Regiment
10 F-86 Sabre jets
Casualties and losses

Indian claims:

3 tanks[3]

Indian claims:

88–100 tanks destroyed or abandoned[3]

The Battle of Burki (Barki) was a battle fought by Indian infantry and Pakistani armour in the Indo-Pakistani War of 1965.[3] Barki is a village that lies south-east of Lahore near the border with Punjab, India.[6] and is connected with Lahore by the Bridge of Ichogil canal. During the fighting, the relative strengths of the two sides were fairly even and Indian infantry clashed with Pakistani forces that were entrenched in pillboxes, dug-outs and slit trenches that had been carved into the canal banks. The Pakistanis were supported with a large number of tanks, as well as fighter jets.[3] The battle resulted in an Indian victory.[3][4]

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