In a book of military tall tales, ("Tales from the Mess" Miles Noonan), there is a story that claims that British Officers fought on both sides of the 1949 Kashmir war. After Independence, British Officers stayed on in the Indian and Pakistani Armies as "Loan Service Officers". When the Kashir crisis occurred in 1949 (?) the British Officers were told not to take part in operations. The Battery Commander of one Pakistani artillery unit felt quite strongly about this as these were the men who he had commanded for several years in WW2. Apparently many officers disobeyed by going on leave over the period. Allegedly, the Battery Commander of a Pakistani battery went "fishing" in Kashmir, meeting the CRA collecting butterflies in the vicinitiy of their units. His Briagier spoke to hikmand confirmed that he could not go to war with the unit. So he took leave over the period and as the Kashkir war developed he was dressed in his fishing kit while he commanded his battery. His Briadier appeared - "buttervfly catching ". The anecdote may be an embellishment - but is there any truth in behind it?