When India attacked Pakistan in 1965, the Indian army did not know what kind of men it would have to fight to invade Pakistan. Standing in the way of the Indian army were many brave sons of Pakistan. These heroes were outnumbered but not outmatched, and they stopped the advance of the Indian forces.
Major Aziz Bhatti was posted in Burki territory of Lahore, and he and his men were tasked with defending the BRB canal. For 5 days and 5 nights, Major Aziz Bhatti and his men repulsed a much larger Indian force, and did not let the enemy advance an inch.
Leading his men from the front, Major Aziz Bhatti was exposed to Indian shelling as he directed and instructed his troops. On 11th September 1965, Major Aziz Bhatti embraced shahadat when he was hit in the chest by an enemy tank shell.
A day before his shahadat, Major Aziz Bhatti had been advised by the commanding officer to take some rest, but he responded, “Do not recall me. I don’t want to go back. I will shed the last drop of my blood in the defense of my dear homeland”.
Major Azizi Bhatti Shaheed was awarded the ‘Nishan-e-Haider,’ the highest military award of Pakistan.