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MM Alam’s death anniversary being observed today

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  1. Zarvan

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    LAHORE: The fourth death anniversary of the 1965 war hero Muhammad Mahmood Alam, popularly known as MM Alam, is being observed on Saturday (today).

    Alam was the eldest son of 11 siblings who was born in Calcutta on July 6, 1935. He was brought up in Bengal, India but after Indo-Pak separation in 1947, his family migrated to the then called East Pakistan, now Bangladesh. Alam was granted commission in PAF (then RPAF) on October 2, 1953.

    Alam is considered a national hero for Pakistan, most significantly, for his remarkable show of brilliance in the 1965 Pak-India war when he was posted at Sargodha. During this war, he was involved in various dogfights while flying his F-86 Sabre fighter. He downed as many as nine Indian aircraft including six Hawker Hunters in the aerial fighting and damaged two others.

    In one mission on 7 September 1965, Alam downed five Indian aircraft in less than a minute, the last four within 30 seconds, establishing a world record, with a total of nine aircraft downed in the war.

    In 1982, Alam retired from PAF as an Air commodore and took up residence in Karachi. Alam died in Karachi on 18 March 2013 at age 77.

    http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2017/03/18/mm-alams-death-anniversary-being-observed-today/
     
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    Allah bless his soul with eternal peace (Ameen).
     
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    RIP to departed soul, He will be remembered for his great work for country.
     
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    All war heroes must be respected, whichever side they are on. I am sure he deserves the love and adulation of his countrymen.
     
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    May Allah grant him and all defenders of Pakistan Jannah-ul-Firdous

    They sacrifice their lives and limbs so we can sleep in peace at night
     
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    May Allah Bless him with highest rank in Jannah and reward him for his bravery.

    Welcome back Sheikh Al-Bakistani @Zarvan from Dubai :welcome:
     
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    RIP Warrior...:smitten::pakistan:
     
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    Legendary M M Alam checking out the F-16 in America for the PAF in early 80s.

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    a great warrior and a great patriot rip
     
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    He was the guy who selected the F-16 for PAF same as he did 14 years prior by selecting Mirage.
     
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    Always ahead of the game. Nur ichinde yatsin - May he sleep within Nur...
     
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    Was it not Shahid Kamal that had given his decision for the F-16 ?? Just asking out of curiosity..
     
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    From what i know it was MM Alam who extensively analysed the F-16 before PAF made the decision to acquire it.

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    M. M. ALAM, who had been called ‘flying virtuoso’ by a leading US aviation magazine, had test flown F-16 at Fort Worth.

    TEXAS (Fort Worth): In Dec. 1981, Air Commodore M. M. ALAM visited General Dynamics facilities here. Photo shows him at controls of F-16 Fighting Falcon with a GD test pilot in the rear seat.
     
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    It was also stated in the documentry little dragon which was released after his death in 2014 by media relations Paf that he was the guy who tested and selected the F-16 to be the next generation fighter for PAF. If it was not for the politics he would became the Air Chief in late 80s and early 90s
     
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    @Knuckles .
    Apparently while in US, Sir Alam, also checked out the A-10 which PAF was keen to acquire then

    CALIFORNIA (Edwards Air Force Base) : In a 1981 photograph, M. M. ALAM is seen getting ready for take-off in an A-10 ‘Wart Hog’ the famous tank killer of USAF.
     
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