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Chiefs of the Air Staff - Pakistan Air Force

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GUARDIAN OF SKIES

It was a cold and cloudy morning. The clock just ticked 0923 on 23rd March 2019 when an F-16 broke the silence of Islamabad by making a roaring pass with a spirited radio call.

"THIS IS YOUR AIR CHIEF. MAKE NO MISTAKE, WE WILL ALWAYS SAFEGUARD PAKISTAN. PRESENTING TO YOU OUR WINGS OF FREEDOM AS THE GUARDIANS OF YOUR SKY. PAKISTAN ZINDABAD."
 

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On The Night Of September 21, 1965.

The Last Days Of The War, Sqn Ldr Jamal A. Khan Finally Got To Use The Starfighter In The Manner For Which It Had Originally Been Designed,
Scoring A Solid Sidewinder Hit On A Canberra At 33,000 Feet Over Fazilka.
The Indian Navigator Was killed, But The Pilot, Flight Lt. M.M. Lowe, Bailed Out And Was Taken Prisoner.
Pakistan Air Force Via Air Chief Marshal Jamal A. Khan.

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Something BiG on the way related to Abhinandan Varthaman (Veer Chakra) and Indian govt's false claims of Shooting PAF's F-16 down.
Former Air Chief ACM Sohail Aman Exclusively on National Debate.

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PAF Officer's Mess, Peshawar, 1964 (c).

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Left Field Marshal President Muhammad Ayub Khan, Air Marshal Asghar Khan And In The Background Flight Lieutenant Farooq Umar.
Courtesy - AVM Farooq Umar
 

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Mushaf Ali Mir was born in Lahore, and was one of nine children of a middle class Kashmiri family of Shia Muslim origin. His father, Farzand Ali Mir, was a calligrapher who died when Mushaf was young. He attended Government Wattan Islamia High School, Lahore.

Initial military training

Mir was commissioned in the PAF on 21 January 1968 in the 45th GD(P) Course. He was a graduate of Flying Instructors School (FIS) and Combat Commanders School (CCS). He took his staff college course at PAF Staff College (now PAF Air War College), and his NDC course at National Defence College, Islamabad.

Command and staff appointments
Mir's key command appointments included: Officer Commanding, CCS Mirage Squadron; Officer Commanding, No. 33 Wing at PAF Base Minhas; Base Commander, PAF Base Sargodha (now called PAF Base Mushaf); and Air Officer Commanding, Southern Air Command.

His staff appointments included: Director Operations, Assistant Chief of Air Staff (Plans) at the Air Headquarters, Chief Project Director of Project Falcon (F-16) and Green Project Flash (Mirage 2000-5).

His final assignment before promotion to CAS was Chairman of the Pakistan Aeronautical Complex Board at Kamra.

Chief of Air Staff
Mir superseded five senior Air Marshals to become the Chief of Air Staff. Those air marshals were: Muhammad Farooq Qari, Vice Chief of Air Staff; Zahid Anis, DCAS (Operations); Qazi Javed Ahmed, DCAS (Personnel); Pervez Iqbal Mirza, AOC Southern Air Command; and Riazuddin Shaikh, DCAS (Administration), all of whom sought premature retirement.

During his tenure, the PAF's F-6 aircraft were retired from service. Some of them were given to the Bangladesh Air Force.

Death in the air crash
On February 20, 2003, Mushaf Ali Mir died along with his wife, Bilquis Mir, and all 15 other officers on board, when their Fokker F-27 crashed during a routine flight to PAF Base Kohat.

Among the casualties were other high-ranking officials of the Air Force, including two Principal Staff Officers – Air Vice Marshal Abdul Razzaq, DCAS (Training) and Air Vice Marshal Saleem Nawaz, DCAS (Administration) – and the air crew.


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ACM Mujahid Anwer Khan with “GRIFFINS” before Taking off for an Operational Training Mission from PAF Base Mushaf Sargodha

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