Pakistan armed forces bravely fought the Indian Army and Mukti Bahini terrorists for a long time with courage and bravery as soldiers not only stopped the advance of the enemy but also caused heavy casualties.
In the 1971 India-Pakistan War, one of the many unseen and unheard stories of the bravery of the Pakistan Army on the front of East Pakistan was the battle of "Hilli Sector".
The Indian Army's 202 Mountain Brigade attacked Hilli sector on 23 November 1971 and before the attack, the enemy fired heavily on the defense lines of the Pakistan Army, but soldiers resolutely fought the enemy.
During the attack, the enemy's 8th Guards Battalion attempted to encircle the village of Morapara. Meanwhile, the soldiers of the Pakistan Army formed a lead wall in front of the enemy failed the attack, and caused heavy casualties to the enemy.
After the failure of the 202 Mountain Brigade, the 66 Mountain Brigade of the Indian Army tried to recapture the Hilli sector, but this time the enemy was defeated. Major Muhammad Akram and Subedar Gul Muhammad of the Pakistan Army sacrificed their lives while fighting bravely in the defense of the country.
Major Muhammad Akram was awarded the Nishan Haider in recognition of his courageous actions. In the Battle of Hilli, Indian Army Major HD Manjrikar and K.K. More than 300 Indian soldiers including Rao were killed while more than 365 were injured.
Despite the lack of resources and the enemy's modern weapons, which included artillery support, a medium regiment, and a squadron of tanks, the soldiers of the Pakistan Army bravely and courageously responded to the enemy's aggression for 19 days.