antique guns from indo pak wars and also 18th centuary

Antique guns
Some of the antique guns at Barki-Sehjra Hall, Ferozepore.

The Golden Arrow Division, which was raised in 1914, has an enviable war record. The division took part in both the World Wars with distinction. In World War II, it won four Victoria Crosses (VCs). In the 1965 and 1971 Indo-Pak Wars, the division captured Barki and Sehjra, respectively. Besides many gallantry awards, the division was also awarded Theatre Honour Punjab, 1965, and Battle Honour Barki, 1965. In the 1971 war, it was again awarded Theatre Honour Punjab, 1971, and Battle Honour Sehjra, 1971.

To place all achievements of the Golden Arrow Division under one roof, a hall called “Barki-Sehjra Hall” was built at Ferozepore a few years ago. Its exhibits give an insight into the history of the division. In the gun section there are 31 artillery guns, some of which date as far back as the 18th century.

Source: Tribuneindia


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