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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP14 May 2019 8:36 p.m. PST

… The Largest Tank Battle since WWII.

"India and Pakistan had been at war, covertly or overtly, since the latter was carved out of the Indian subcontinent on the 14th August 1947. Kashmir has been a major bone of contention between these two states, and three major wars have been fought over the Kashmir region.

The Indo-Pakistani war of 1965 was the most decisive of all the wars fought between the two countries. It started in the month of August and lasted until 23rd September 1965. The major portion of the armor and weaponry used by both countries was provided by the Americans, Russians and British who were getting rid of older equipment used in WW2. The Battle of Chawinda was one of the major battles fought during this war and is now hailed as one of the largest tank battles since the Battle of Kursk in WWII…."
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skipper John Supporting Member of TMP15 May 2019 4:34 a.m. PST

A good read. Thanks!

Legion 415 May 2019 5:17 a.m. PST

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goragrad15 May 2019 9:05 a.m. PST

More detail on the numbers of tanks involved, types, and losses would have been nice in a piece titled 'Graveyard of Indian Tanks.'

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP15 May 2019 10:50 a.m. PST

Happy you enjoyed it my friends!. (smile)


mghFond15 May 2019 2:03 p.m. PST

I googled it and one site mentioned one side losing 29 tanks.
If true hardly the massive battle it's being made out to be.

Iran-Iraq war had bigger tank battles.
Oh and in the Ogaden War of 1977-78, the Somalis lost over 100 tanks in one major defeat.
Then there was the 1973 Arab-Israeli war with massive tank losses on both fronts.

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