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Pakistan Defense Day at the Embassy

Pakistan Defense Day Is a National Holiday Celebrated in Memory of Pakistani Defense during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1965

September 04th, 2015

On Sunday, September 6th, the Embassy of Pakistan in Berlin is inviting the public to Pakistan Defense Day, a national holiday celebrated in memory of Pakistani defense during the Indo-Pakistani war of 1965. This year is a 50th Anniversary of the Defense Day. 

The program will include a recitation of Holy Quran, a short documentary on the 1965 War, a speech by the Defense Attaché and closing remarks by H.E Syed Hasan Javed, the Ambassador of Pakistan to Germany.

The Indo-Pakistani War of 1965 was a culmination of skirmishes that took place between April 1965 and September 1965 between Pakistan and India. The war started following Pakistan's Operation Gibraltar, which was designed to infiltrate forces into Jammu and Kashmir to precipitate an insurgency against rule by India.

India retaliated by launching a full-scale military attack on West Pakistan. The seventeen-day war caused thousands of casualties on both sides and also witnessed the largest tank battle since World War II. The hostilities between the two countries ended after a ceasefire was declared following diplomatic intervention by the Soviet Union and USA and the subsequent issuance of the Tashkent Declaration.

Pakistan and Germany have enjoyed warm friendly relations since the establishment of their diplomatic ties in 1951. Pakistan was one of the first Asian countries to establish relations with Federal Republic of Germany (West Germany). A fourteen member Pakistani-German Friendship Group was created in the Senate of Pakistan in September 2012. The Group includes members from all major political parties and all provinces.

Address: Embassy of Pakistan, Schaperstrasse 29, 10719 Berlin


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Alice Zhubanova, Berlin Global Team