Harvey Kelly British officer with Pakistan Army.-KASHMIR 1947

  EVIDENCE TO SHOW THAT THE BRITISH PLANNED TO SPLIT INDIA AND CAUSE PROBLEMS IN KASHMIR :-


Lieutenant Colonel G.H Harvey Kelly-A Forgotten British Hero of Kashmir War

Lieutenant Colonel G.H Harvey Kelly-A Forgotten British Hero of Kashmir War


by


Agha.H.Amin




Lieutenant Colonel G.H Harvey Kelly was a British officer who fought the 1947-48 Kashmir war with Pakistan Army.


Harvey Kelly was commanding the 4/10 Baluch .This battalion moved to Chinari from Abbottabad on 22 May 1948 and joined the 101 Infantry Brigade.






In middle of June 1948 Harvey Kellys battalion was tasked to capture Pandu.Harvey Kelly made a bold plan involving infiltration.Pandu comprised of two high mountain features point 6873 being 6873 feet high and main Pandu massif which was 9178 feet high.










Harvey Kelly devoted himself to reconnaisance and planning and his final plan titled "Jehad" was ready by 17 July 1948.Ironically on the same day Lieutenant Colonel Harvey Kelly received the orders to report back to the army headquarters as the British Commander in chief Gracey had taken a policy decision to withdraw all British officers.






Command of 4/10 Baluch was assumed by Lieutenant Colonel Malik Sher Bahadur ex Rajputan Rifles.


Pandu was captured as per Harvey Kellys plan on 24 July 1948.

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