Major Iftikhar my first squadron commander in 11 Cavalry

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     Listen to the most recent episode of my podcast: Battle of Chamb -11 Cavalry Tank Troop leaders account of the shock and trauma of battle part two https://anchor.fm/omnibus-dubitandum/episodes/Battle-of-Chamb--11-Cavalry-Tank-Troop-leaders-account-of-the-shock-and-trauma-of-battle-part-two-e3ho0r  Listen to the most recent episode of my podcast: Battle of Chamb -1971—11 Cavalry Tank Troop leaders account of the shock and trauma of battle part two——-       Major Iftikhar was my first squadron commander C Squadron when this scribe was commissioned in 11 Cavalry (FF) on 17 March 1983-major Shaukat qamar commanding ordnance munition park in kharian where 11 c was stationed had served under my father in 491 bde Gp at jaglot farm in 1979-81 - he spoke to CO 11 cavalry Col Aslam who said that his best squadron commander was major iftikhar and both agreed that i be posted to c squadron - well before I reported to 11 cavalry on 27 March 1983- I found major iftikhar MILES SUPERIOR TO ALL OFFICERS OF 11 CAVALRY AND THE ARMOURED CORPS I SAW IN MY ENTIRE SERVICE - 11 cavalry officers who became two and three stars were pigmies compared to major iftikhar who excelled as tank troop leader in chhamb- tank hit at MANDIALA - topped every course - BM Infantry brigade- BM Armoured brigade - DS - you name any thing - but the saddest part that he retired as major - why ? Because he had no WALI WARIS - and officer demoted for cowardice in Baluchistan by Maj Gen Abdullah saeed became three star and CGS of Pakistan army - three star general  in musharraf era was rejected by ISSB where he appeared as being short service commission officer ! There is no system in Mickey Mouse third world armies except milaaap - major agha h amin (retired)