The damaged grave of a decorated Pakistani army officer has been restored by the Srinagar-based Chinar Corps of the Indian Army. In a tweet on Thursday (October 15), the Chinar Corps shared a photo of the grave and said it has been resuscitated in keeping with the traditions and ethos of the Indian Army.
“In keeping with the traditions & ethos of the #IndianArmy, #ChinarCorps resuscitated a damaged grave of Major Mohd Shabir Khan, Sitara-e-Jurrat, Pakistan Army, who was Killed in Action (KIA) at a forward location along LC in Naugam Sector on 05 May 1972,” read the tweet. The grave is situated in Naugam sector of Jammu and Kashmir.
A fallen soldier, irrespective to the country he belongs to, deserves respect & honour in death. #IndianArmy stands with this belief.
✅ This is #IndianArmy for the world. @OfficialDGISPR #Pakistan pic.twitter.com/7dnzWN2koZ
— Chinar Corps🍁 – Indian Army (@ChinarcorpsIA) October 15, 2020
The epitaph on the grave identified it as that of Major Mohd Shabir Khan. It read: “In memory of Major Mohd Shabir Khan, Sitara-e-Jurrat Shahid 05 May 1972, 1630 H, killed in counter attack by 9 Sikh,” read the epitaph on the grave.
“A fallen soldier, irrespective to the country he belongs to, deserves respect & honour in death. #IndianArmy stands with this belief. White heavy check mark This is #IndianArmy for the world,” the Chinar Corps said in another tweet.