Battle Of Longewala

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In battles military tactics outway brute force. The two major groups that were involved in the Battle of Longewala during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971 were the Indians and the Pakistani. The Battle of Longewala took place on December 4-7 in the year of 1971. At 12:30 am the Pakistani forces engaged on the Indians by launching artillery fire at the one out post that the Indians had control of, only killing a few camels. The indians did not have enough time to prepare a minefield but quickly put down some anti- tank mines. The indian forces laid down fire as the tanks were coming closer. A few of the Indian soldiers hoped in a jeep with a gun mounted on the back and whet out and fired on the tanks that were stuck in the sand, damaging or …show more content…
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