Havildar Abdul Hamid : A devout Muslim and the Hero of 1965 Indo-Pak war

Havildar Abdul Hamid : A devout Muslim and the Hero of 1965 Indo-Pak war

Indian army has a history and tradition of valour. both Hindus and Muslims have Fought shoulder to shoulder during the National Movement as well as in five consecutives Post Independence battles with some  neighbouring contries. Indian soldiers were known for their fighting
sprit during 1st and 2nd World Wars and had earned several Medals / Victoria Crosses, breath, securing the pride of the country.
The bravery of Havildar Abdul Hamid (born on July 1, 1993 in district Gazipur, U.P.) is legendary. He was the part of 5th Grenadiers of Indian Army during 1965 Indo-Pak War. In a fierce battle at Khem Karan Sector (Asal Uttar Opretion), when Pakistani army with a posse of Patton tanks was penetrating into the Indian side, Hav. Abdul Hamid, hearing the  rumble of tanks moving towards the Indian position, moved out with a recoilless gun mounted on a jeep towards the approaching tanks. He, under the cover of the tall crops pointed his gun and started shelling which resulted in damage to Pakistani tanks. Undeterred by heavy Machine Gun firing from the enemy side. Hamid knocked out three more Patton tanks, however subsequent detection of his position, his jeep was exploded by approching Pakistani artillery. Hamid was killed instantly (September 10, 1965). The extra-ordinary bravery of Abdul Hamid inspired and boosted the morale of his comrades who put a stiff fight and beat back the Pakistani attacking unit.
The valour and sacrifice of Hamid was recognised with highest military decoration i.e. Paramveer Chakra awarded posthumosly. A mausoleum was constructed by Indian Army at the site of the battle where a Mela is organised every year on the day of his martydom. Whole of the contry is proud of Hav. Abdul Hamid, a debout Muslim. who sacrifriced his life for the nation.