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1965 WAR HERO CQMH ABDUL HAMID, PVC SMARAK INAUGURATED AT JODHPUR MILITARY STATION


Jodhpur,An imposing memorial in the memory of CQMH Abdul Hamid, PVC of 4 GRENADIERS, hero of battle of Khem Karan , Assal Uttar was inaugurated at Jodhpur Military Station on 21 Sep 2015 by the son of the great war hero on account of Golden Jubilee Celebrations of Indo-Pak War of 1965.The simple yet inspiring ceremony was attended by Lt General Bobby Mathews, GOC Konark Corps and senior serving and retired dignitaries.
Param Veer Abdul Hamid was born on 01 Jul 1933 and joined the Indian Army at the age of 20 years in 4 GRENADIERS. During the Indo Pak 1965 War on 10 Sep 1965 at 0800h Pakistan Army launched an attack in the Khem Karan Sector, South of Amritsar which was being defended by 4 GRENADIERS. CQMH Abdul Hamid was the commander of a 106 mm RCL Jeep mounted anti-tank gun. On seeing the approaching enemy Patton Tanks he swiftly engaged the leading tanks and destroyed two of them.  Under intense counter enemy tank fire he quickly redeployed his Jeep to a new tactical position and again engaged the enemy tanks destroying two more Patton tanks.  Under an intense fusillade of enemy artillery, tanks and machine guns fire this brave son of India stood his ground and died fighting in an unequal fight in the highest traditions of the Indian Army.  For his incredible valour and bravery he was awarded the highest gallantry award in the face of enemy ‘The Param Veer Chakra’. 
The year 2015 is being celebrated as the Golden Jubilee year of victory of the 1965 Indo-Pak war.Jodhpur Military Station has organised various events to commemorate the valour and selfless service of our unforgettable war heroes.