He was born in Hong Kong to a Punjabi Rajput family in 1928. He moved to Pakistan before it became independent in 1947. There he enlisted with the newly formed Pakistani Army and was commissioned to the Punjab Regiment in 1950.
Major Raja Aziz Bhatti was posted in the Burki area of Lahore sector. As the company commander, Major Bhatti chose to move his platoon forward under constant firing from Indian tanks and artillery.
For three or more days he went without rest. He resisted for five days and nights defending a Pakistani outpost on the strategic BRB canal.
During war he tried to counter every Indian offensive in his area, he was hit by an enemy tank shell in the chest while watching the enemy’s moves, and embraced martyrdom on 10 September 1965.
ach year, Major Bhatti is honoured in Pakistan on 6 September, also known as Defence Day of Pakistan. Major Raja Aziz Bhatti was awarded the Nishan-e-Haider, the nation’s highest military award for gallantry for the exemplary courage he displayed till his Martyrdom.
His spirit and supreme act of valour will inspire the Pakistani nation for all times to come. Nation would never forget its heroes.
We Pakistanis want to say Thank you Sir! to make Pakistan save and secure from all evils.
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