A film narrating about Hajipir Pass and the bravery of Indian soldiers 'The Capture of Hajipir Pass' was screened at Shaurya Smarak on Friday. The film is produced by Film Division of India and was directed by SNS Shastri.
In 1965, when Pakistan’s Army started helping the infiltrators, Indian Army responded more than adequately. Then came the battle of Haji Pir Pass.
Indian Army killed many Pakistani infiltrators but it was found that some of them were Pakistani soldiers. Some soldiers were captured alive and interrogated. Ranks of the Pakistani soldiers identified themselves as the soldiers serving in Baloch Regiment, showing direct support and involvement of Pakistan Army. The soldiers were disguised as militants but caught red-handed by the Indian Army.
Major Ranjit Dayal was leading a company of 1 Para Special Forces of the Indian Army, which is one of the most toughest and prestigious unit of the Indian Army. Haji Pir located at an altitude of 9,000 feet was considered an ideal defensive position for the Pakistani forces, but Indian forces were able to penetrate it due to the leadership of General Brigadier Zorawar Chand Bakshi who not only outflanked the enemy but later reorganised the defence displaying tactical skill and planning which helped the Indian Army demolish the Pakistanis.
The movie follows the journey of Indian Army during Hajipir Pass. The Indian army defeated Pakistani army and came out as victorious.