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OPERATION GRAND SLAM. By Major Agha Humayun Amin. Background. was an eventful year in Indo-Pak history. The Pakistani military. In the second of a four-part series, Brigadier Shaukat Qadir (retd) looks at Pakistan's Operation Grand Slam and examines why it failed. This attack, codenamed Operation Grand Slam, was launched on September 1, and forced the Indians to fall back to Akhnur. However.
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Instead, the Indian Army in Kashmir retaliated violently resulting in the loss of some valuable territory.
Undismayed by these losses, [Maj Gen Akhtar Hussain Malik, commander of 12 Division] was able to convince GHQ that the time for the attack he had envisaged through the Munawwar Gap was indeed opportune since the bulk of the Indian Army in IHK was committed in the retaliatory operations in addition to its involvement in counter-insurgency measures.
Operation Grand Slam was a logical move after the failure of the guerrilla operations. He operation grand slam it was not ambitious enough — the army should have gone for Jammu and created a giant Punjabi pincer to gobble up the Indian armed forces.
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Meanwhile, the Madras battalion located a raft and, with the assistance of a Sikorsky helicopter, brought over most of their vehicles and heavy equipment.
Not wanting to remain at operation grand slam exposed bridgehead, Noronha had his troops occupy Jadotville. Belgium and France strongly urged Tshombe to accept Thant's Plan for National Reconciliation and resolve the conflict.
The 99th Indian Brigade had been waiting for their arrival, as the equipment was necessary in order to cross the dozen rivers and streams between Jadotville and Kolwezi.
The troops began their advance three days later, but faced armed opposition and struggled to navigate the troop carriers through strong currents.
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The same day Prime Minister Adoula received a letter from the chiefs of the most operation grand slam Kantangese tribes pledging allegiance to the Congolese government and calling for Tshombe's arrest. Bunche advised against this, saying to the secretary-general, "[Tshombe] is maneuvering in every possible way to get some recognition.
His position, after all, is only that of a provincial president, and now, for the first time, he is reduced to size. He should be kept there.
It was alleged that along the way Tshombe urged his supporters to resist UN forces, but, regardless, Mokambo and Bakania were soon occupied. Nearby Indian Gurkhas believed them to be Swedish peacekeepers and helped them retrieve their vehicle. One of the mercenaries then spoke in French and the Indians realised their mistake.
A firefight ensued in which all but one of the mercenaries, desperate to avoid capture, escaped. When Tshombe arrived on 12 January, he was informed by UMHK officials that they had negotiated a tax deal operation grand slam the central government and were withdrawing their support for secession.
They asked him to not spread the news, fearing the mercenaries would feel betrayed and destroy their facilities as revenge.
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Tshombe, knowing that the UMHK would disapprove, told him that such an action would be operation grand slam irresponsible. General Moke vainly attempted to organise operation grand slam mercenaries and 2, gendarmes under his command to prepare a final defence of the city.
His efforts, undermined by the force's low morale and a lack of discipline, were further hampered by an influx of refugees. Discipline among the garrison increasingly faltered; in once instance, two mercenaries attempted to steal Puren's jeep.
Instead, they and most of the population deserted the city while a handful of gendarmes near Kongolo laid down their arms to Nigerian and Malaysian soldiers.
The Indian Army also launched attacks on the logistical bases of the insurgents in Pakistan-administered Kashmir.