The extraordinary tale of bravery of Param Vir Chakra ‘Tank Buster’ CQMH Abdul Hamid

Prime News, National (New Delhi), September 11:- The Indian Army on Tuesday paid rich tributes to one of its braveheart martyrs, Company Quarter Master Havildar Abdul Hamid, who was posthumously awarded the Param Vir Chakra. It was on September 10, 1965, when Abdul Hamid displayed exemplary valour and courage and took on the Pakistani troops dealing a major blow to them.

Remembering CQMH Hamid, the Additional Directorate General of Public Information of Indian Army posted a tweet saying that the bravery shown by CQMH Abdul Hamid should be written in golden words. The tweet added that Hamid destroyed many enemy tanks with his recoilless gun during the 1965 War with Pakistan and his brave act will keep on inspiring the Indian Army.

On September 10, 1965, the Pakistani forces launched an attack with a Regiment of Patton tanks on a vital area near Chima village on Bhikhiwind road in the Khemkaran sector. The enemy tacks managed to penetrate the forward positions by taking cover under heavy artillery shelling by Pakistani troops.

CQMH was commanding a recoilless gun detachment on the front and he took no time in moving out to a flanking position and decided to challenge the enemy with his gun mounted on a jeep. CQMH Hamid took on the enemy forces under intense enemy shelling and tank fire. He knocked out the leading enemy tank and then swiftly changing his position, he sent another enemy tank up in flames. By this time the enemy tanks in the area spotted him and brought his jeep, under concentrated machine gun and high explosive fire. (MR, Inputs: Agencies).

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