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RBI to issue Rs 5 coin on golden jubilee of 1965 Indo-Pak war

RESERVE BANK OF INDIA The Reserve Bank of India will shortly put into circulation Rs 5 coins to commemorate golden jubilee of Indo-Pak War 1965. “The coins will be legal tender as provided in The Coinage Act 2011. Existing coins in this denomination will also continue to be legal tender,” RBI said in a release. The new coin in the obverse will bear Lion Capital of Ashoka Pillar in the centre with Satyamev Jayate inscribed below it.

On the reverse it will bear image of ‘Amar Jawan’ monument along with the design of olive leaves branch on its left and right sides at the center, with the inscription “veerata aur balidan” in Devnagri script on the left upper periphery and “VALOUR AND SACRIFICE” in English on the right upper periphery. The year “2015” is written below the image of the monument.

The year “2015” is written below the image of the monument, it added. Also, “GOLDEN JUBILEE 1965 OPERATIONS” in English on the lower periphery will also be written on this face of the coin.

About 1965 India-Pakistan war :
The war started in April 1965 following Pakistan’s Operation Gibraltar, which was designed to infiltrate forces into Indian Sovereign territory of Jammu & Kashmir to precipitate an insurgency. Indian armed forces under the dynamic leadership of then Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri retaliated Pakistan’s infiltration by launching a full-scale military attack on West Pakistan. This war had witnessed the largest tank battle since World War II. The 17 day war ended after a ceasefire was declared following diplomatic intervention by the then Soviet Union (USSR) and United States and the subsequent issuance of the Tashkent Declaration between India and Pakistan.