HOWEVER it must be noted that EVERYONE was UNNERVED including PAKISTANI DMO Gul Hassan , Commander 1 Corps Bakhtiar Rana , Musa Khan . THIS IS WHY 25 Cavalry C Squadron actually went to Narowal on night 7/8 September 1965 . Although Jassar Bridge's spans were blown on morning of 7th September. LTG Harbaksh Singh and many pakistani authors caused confusion by WRONGLY claiming that Jassar Bridge spans were blown on 8th September whereas they were blown on 7th September . Still Pakistani higher commanders were UNNERVED and that is why 25 Cavalry was ordered to Jassar .WHY ONLY BRIG SARDAR ISMAIL WAS SACKED ? WHY NOT 115 BRIGADE COMMANDER ? WHY NOT BAKHTIAR RANA OR WHY NOT GUL HASSAN WHO WAS CERTAINLY PART OF THE UNNERVED BRIGADE ! THE ONLY REASON IS THAT SARDAR ISMAIL WAS NOT PART OF ANY OLD BOY GROUP AND THUS THE BEST MAN TO BE BLAMED .
many years ago between 1990 and 1996 I walked in the polo ground with Brig Sardar Ismail. Between 1994 and 1996 he was my 100 meters radius neighbor along with his dear son Sardar Humayun from a famous shipping line. During these walks and meeting Sardar Ismail stated that even after JASSAR BRIDGE SPANS were BLOWN on morning of 7th September still he was ORDERED by 1 Corps to send 25 Cavalry to JASSAR !!!!! THIS MEANS THAT BAKHTIAR RANA AND GUL HASSAN AND MUSA WERE IMMENSELY UNNERVED !!!!!
Col SALEEM Akhtar Malik claims that the FALSE REPORT THAT INDIAN BATTALION HAD CROSSED EVEN AFTER JASSAR BRIDGE SPANS WERE BLOWN WAS SENT BY BRIGADIER MUZAFFARUDDIN WHICH LED TO GHQ AND 1 CORPS ORDERING 25 CAVALRY AND 24 BRIGADE TO JASSAR--- AS PER Major Shamshad ALI KHAN KAIMKHANIS ACCOUNT ONLY C SQUADRON 25 CAVALRY ACTUALLY WENT TO JASSAR ON NIGHT 7/8 SEP 65