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Lt. Gen. Joginder Singh Dhillon - Sikhs The Supreme

After Lt. Gen. Harbaksh Singh Lt. Gen. Joginder Singh Dhillon (JOGI) is the person to be credited with a major role in India's victory over Pakistan in 1965. Three unknown places Icchogil canal, Dograi and Burki have become world famous after 1965, THIS IS ALL DUE TO THE INGENUITY AND DARING FEATS OF JOGI WHO BROUGHT HONOURS TO THE NATION BY CAPTURING 90 VILLAGES, 72 PATTONS AND 25 CHAFEES AND SHERMANS, OUT OF WHICH 25 PATTONS WERE IN WORKING ORDER, AND DESTROYED PAKISTAN'S ARMOURED PRIDE with heavy casualties including an artillery brigadier and many other senior officers killed on their side which ultimately destroyed the enemy's morale, during this 17-days war of 1965 with Pakistan. He was Chief of Staff of Gen. Harbaksh Singh and Gen. Officer Commanding XI corps which was engaged against Pakistan in the Lahore, Berki and Khemkaran sectors and fought decisive tank battle in Khemkaran sector. Jogi displayed great tenacity, strong determination and robust mentality and blunted not only the enemy's offensive potential but also destroyed a large part of its armoured strength. Lt. Gen. (Retd.) B.M. Kaul paid great tributes in his book "The Untold Story" to Lt. Gen. Harbaksh Singh and J.S.Dhillon and Air Marshal Arjan Singh for saving the country in adverse circumstances with their wisdom and strong determination.

He was honoured with Padma Bhushan by President of India in August 1966 in recognition of his great and decisive role in the 1965 war. After that he was appointed GOC-in-C, Central Command, from where he retired on August 4, 1974.

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