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Jewish Officer in Indian Army Killed in Fighting Against Pakistan

A Jewish officer in the Indian army, Col. Joseph Ephraim Jhirad, was killed last Friday in action in the undeclared Indian war with Pakistan, the Bombay Jewish Central Board announced today. H. Cynowicz, president of the board, said that Col. Jhirad had been a “faithful son of the Jewish people of India, who served his country bravely and “laid down his life defending its integrity and freedom.”