India-Pakistan War 1971: When the enemy was chased and captured up to 16 miles
However, after the ceasefire, he had to return to his post, but Jagmal Singh's eyes light up with a strange twinkle when he remembers those days.
The pages of history are filled with many stories of heroes during the war between India and Pakistan in December 1971. In these, Brigadier Jagmal Singh of Bikaner origin was also involved and fought fiercely with the enemy. He had snatched away the Pakistani army from Bikaner and taken away the area up to 16 miles from the border of Pakistan (the present border). Even on the day of the ceasefire, he was preparing to attack the next post and get it evacuated. However, after the ceasefire, he had to return to his post, but Jagmal Singh's eyes light up with a strange twinkle when he remembers those days. Brigadier Jagmal Singh, awarded with Vir Chakra for winning Pakistan's Ranial post, is now 85 years old. Even today, he goes on narrating every minute and incident of the 1971 war without stopping.
Jagmal Singh told that he was in Ganga Risala 13 Grenadier. It is about the 1971 war. His company got the task of attacking the Raniyal post of present-day Pakistan from Sanchu post. BSF's 12 and 13 battalions were given help. On the morning of December 6, fighter planes of the Indian Air Force were to come for help, but all the fighter planes were sent toward Longewala. In such a situation, acted wisely and saw some eagles flying in the sky, then moved ahead. So that the enemy feels that fighter planes are also supporting the Indian soldiers. When the LMG was fired from the BSF artillery, the enemy ran away. Thus the first success came in the form of capturing Gaura Dhora. There was no loss to the Indian Army in this. Seven Pakistani soldiers were taken prisoner and some weapons were also seized.
After this, he went ahead and attacked Gajewala on the morning of 7th December to capture Raniyar. In such a situation, the soldiers of his company went ahead at night and attacked in the morning. Defeated in front of the courage of the enemy Indian army, he ran away. Captured a soldier. After this, within 16 miles, the target of winning Pakistan's big business post was found. After staying for two days, attacked Bijnot. Air Force planes bombed the fort built there, but it was not destroyed. The enemy escaped leaving the hideout and the company entered the fort of Bijnot. There were two sweet water tanks here in the fort. Then returned to Gajewala on 14th December.
The company was tasked to attack Rukampur on 16 December. The soldiers were ready to move forward with full preparation. Just 16 miles had entered the Pakistani border and captured the area. Meanwhile, the ceasefire happened. According to the treaty, the won area was to be returned. In such a situation, the company returned to Sanchu. The Raniyar won by the Indian Army was also returned.