Thumbnail Sketches of Other Jat
updated June 11, 2011
This is a holding area for information
about other battalions until we have enough material for a separate battalion
marked with a star are the work of Hamid Hussain. Other entries, unless marked, are the work of Ravi
1965: Fought under 38th
Brigade of 15th Infantry Division, XI Corps. Supported by two
troops A/14th Horse, it came under command of GOC 15th
Division and operated along route Amritsar-Lopoke-Kakkar-Ranian to block any Pakistani attempt to
outflank 15th Division.
Became 2 Mechanized Infantry Regiment.
1947: Jammu sector, 268 Infantry Brigade.
1948: Jhangar sector, 50 Parachute Battalion.
1948: Relief of Rajouri.
1948: Jhangar sector, 268 Infantry Brigade
Battle of Dhalai,
East Bengal. 31st October to 3rd November 1971. Was
opposed by B/30th Frontier Force in a series of fierce battles,
losing 44 KIA and 89 WIA. The Pakistanis lost 68 KIA from 30 FF and 89 from a
militia company under command of B/30th Frontier Force. The higher
number of defender casualties occurred because a second Indian infantry
battalion participated, along with two artillery regiments. The battalion was
part of 61 Mountain Brigade, itself under XXXIII Corps.
The battle as seen from Pakistan’s side,
along with a lengthy analysis from 2 Jats’ side, is
available at http://www.defencejournal.com/dec98/battle-dhalai.htm
1971 war, 2 Jat was commanded by Lt. Colonel Dalal
and 30 Frontier Force (FF) was commanded by Lt. Colonel Ahmad Mukhtar Khan. Among 30 FF losses was the battalion
2i/c Major Raja Javed
*In 1971 war in Suleimanki /Fazilka sector, 4 Jat (part of 67th Infantry
Brigade) was in the area defended by elite Pakistani battalions (6FF, 7
Punjab and 18 Baloch of 105th Independent Infantry
Brigade). Indian army Chief General Sam Manekshaw
was commissioned in 6 FF then known as 4/12 Frontier Force Regiment.
He fought in Second World War as a PIFFER. He was severely wounded
and won a Military Cross. In 1947, when Frontier Force Regiment and
Rifles were allotted to Pakistan, Sam joined Gurkha
1971 war, he would ask during briefings about performance of his old
battalion 6 FF now fighting from Pakistani side. He told his military
secretary that he wished one of his Gurkha
battalions take on 6 FF. However, this honor went to 4 Jat. B company
of 6FF was led by Major Shabbir Sharif.
Earlier Sharif’s company had given 3 Assam run for their money and captured
their positions. The counter attacks on Pakistani positions were from
equally worthy adversaries of 3 Assam (39 casualties) and 15 Rajput (70
casualties) battalions. However, the most determined counter attack
was from 4 Jat. 4 Jat company commander
Major Narayan Singh with few of his men
penetrated 6 FF positions and was killed in hand to hand fight. Next
day his brave adversary Major Shabbir Sharif was
also killed in action. 4 Jat suffered 69 casualties in this
battle. This was quite a bloody affair where Indian losses were about
200 killed and about 400 wounded. A thankful nation paid their
tribute to the defenders by erecting Asafwala war
memorial in Fazilka in memory of 67th
1999: In 1999 Kargil conflict, Lieutenant Saurabh
Kalia and five soldiers of 4 Jat were the first
casualties of the conflict when their patrol was ambushed in Kaksar area. Later, two more patrols of 4
Jat led by Lieutenant Amit Bhardwaj
and Major Vikram Singh Shekhawat
were sent and they also suffered casualties.
1965: 162nd Brigade, 26th
1965: 162nd Brigade 26th
Jammu and Kashmir Counter Insurgency
Banwat sector, south of Poonch [93rd Brigade, 25th Division, XV
1971: Second Battle for Chaamb [first was in 1965], [191st Brigade, 10th
in Sri Lanka 12th June 1988 to January 1990, and in Siachen
1965 served with 120th
Brigade, 25th Division, XV Corps.
in Siachen 1990-91.
Jat participated in Drass sector during this
in Siachen 1990-91 (1989-1990?)
Served in Siachen 1991-92.