In Afghanistan, the Taliban has announced the formation of a special unit of the army named ‘Panipat’. This unit will be deployed in the country’s eastern province of Nangarhar, which is connected to the Pakistan border. There is a very old dispute between Pakistan and Afghanistan regarding the boundary line (Durand Line). Recently, the Taliban overthrew the barbed fencing put up by Pakistan with a bulldozer. Firing also took place between the Taliban and the Pakistani army.
The inspiration for the formation of the Panipat unit is taken from the Third Battle of Panipat fought in 1761. In this, the Maratha army was defeated by the Afghan ruler Ahmed Shah Durrani. Recently Amaz News of Afghanistan has shared a picture on social media. In this, Taliban soldiers stationed in Nangarhar are seen in military uniform. He has American rifles in his hand.
Afghan citizens – this order is from Pakistan
There are mixed reactions about it on social media. Some people are praising the announcement, then condemning. There are some who have made fun of it. An Afghan citizen Javid Tanveer said on social media – God’s will, history will repeat itself. At the same time, an Afghan citizen said that it is very funny. This order is officially from Pakistan because of its problems with India.
Indian user – this failed attempt to taunt Indians
A social media user named Islam Pal wrote – Hindus should take this as a clear sign. We have not forgotten our ancestors. Smile sister, we are hearing your call. At the same time, an Indian citizen replied – bigotry is not new to the Taliban. This order shows the desperation of the Taliban. Instead of trying unsuccessfully to taunt the Indians, these people should first help the Afghans.
Battle of Panipat remains in discussion in Afghanistan
Historical events like the Battle of Panipat are often discussed in the rural areas of Afghanistan, so that people do not forget history. Kashmir and Palestine are also mentioned in mosques and madrasas of Afghanistan and Pakistan.
History of Panipat
Three important battles were fought in Panipat. The first battle took place in 1526 between the armies of Babur and Ibrahim Lodhi. In this, Babur defeated Lodhi and captured India. The Second Battle of Panipat took place in 1556, which was fought between Emperor Hem Chandra Vikramaditya and Akbar. The third battle took place in 1761 between the Maratha general Sadashiv Rao Bhau and the army of the Afghan ruler Ahmed Shah Durrani. The Marathas were defeated in this war.