Rawalpindi (Web Desk): The 73rd martyrdom anniversary of Naik Saif Ali Janjua Nishan-e-Haider is being observed on Tuesday.
In a tweet Director General (DG) Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Babar Iftikhar paid tribute to gallantry of Naik Saif Ali Janjua Shaheed.
He said that Naik Saif Ali Janjua Shaheed Nishan-e-Haider valiantly defended vital Pir Kaleva Ridge and led his men with conviction to fight till end while ensuring defence of motherland.
Naik Saif Ali Janjua of the 18 Azad Kashmir Regiment was born in Tehsil Nakial of Kotli in Azad Jammu and Kashmir and embraced martyrdom at the age of 25 in Pir Kalewa, Mendhar Sector.
The Indian forces after landing in Srinagar on October 27, 1947, advanced with the intention to capture the whole of Kashmir and attacked repeatedly at Pir Kalewa from October 20 to October 26 1948 but these attempts were repulsed every time.
The Indians could not succeed in capturing the post due to the bravery of Naik Saif, who succumbed to the severe injuries and embraced martyrdom on October 26, 1948.