Tufail Mohammad

Tufail Mohammad

Infobox Military Person
name = Tufail Muhammad
lived = 1914 – 7 August 1958
placeofbirth = Hoshiarpur, Punjab
placeofdeath = Lakshmipur area

caption = Major Tufail Muhammad, Nishan-e-Haider
nickname =
allegiance = Pakistan Army
serviceyears = 1943 – 1958
rank = Major
commands =
unit = 16th Punjab Regiment
battles = Battle in Lakshmipur area
awards = Nishan-e-Haider
laterwork =

Tufail Mohammad (1914ndash 7 August, 1958) was born in Hoshiarpur, Punjab and commissioned in the 16th Punjab Regiment in 1943. On 7 August 1958, Mohammad, a Company Commander in the East Pakistan Rifles, encircled an Indian post, which allegedly violated the internationally recognized boundary between the two countries, in the Lakshmipur area. Though mortally wounded in the hand-to-hand encounter that followed, Mohammed continued to lead his troops until the Indians were driven out, leaving four dead and three prisoners. He died the same day.

Mohammad was posthumously awarded the Nishan-e-Haider, Pakistan's highest military award and is the only person to win the award for an action outside the Indo-Pakistan Wars.

External links

* [http://www.shaheedfoundation.org/NishaneHaider.asp Nishan-E-Haider]

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