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Iranian Air Force Pilots and PAF Pilots during joint air force training in UK at Huntington Air Force Base 1969. Left to right first two are iranian 3rd from left AVM Farooq Umar Pakistani next is saeed anwar pakistani . This was prior to 1971 Indo Pak War .

Courtesy : AVM Farooq Umar
 

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September 06, 1965
1705 Hours

Pathankot


PAF formation having call sign “8 Zambus” was on its way to teach Indian Air Force, a good lesson. Striking formation consisted of eight aviators, named as Squadron Leader Sajjad Haider, with Flight Lieutenants Muhammad Akbar, Mazhar Abbas, Dilawar Hussain, Ghani Akbar, Flying Officers Arshad Chauhdary and Khalid Latif. While Wing Commander M.G Tawab and Flight Lieutenant Arshad Sami were as tied escorts.

Achieving a complete surprise, the “8 Zambus” were over Pathankot. It was an intelligence information that newly obtained Russian Mig-21s are present at this airfield. Pulling up from lower altitude to the higher, the formation selected the targets present in their protected pens. As the IAF Migs were in the target sight, the Pathankot airfield started echoing with the roaring 0.5 inches BMG fire from the Sabres and the rockets exploding all over the area. Within seconds, the first round was completed and Zambus pulled up for another.

Now it was no more a surprise, so the Indian Air Defence opened fire in all directions. However, the undeterred Zambus kept their mission on, rejecting and neglecting every fear. The continued hammering Pathankot, until there remained nothing but bonfire of 14 aircrafts, mostly the newly obtained Russian Migs. It made the Migs disappear from the skies, for the remaining 17 days of war. The formation of 8 Zambus returned safe and unharmed.



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Tail-section of a SU-7, piloted by Flight Lieutenant Ramesh Kadam, of the IAF TACDE, downed on 8ᵗʰ December 1971, over Resalewala, by Wing Commander SMH Hashmi, OC 23 Sqn "Talons", flying in an F-6.



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Flight Lieutenant Zia Ul Hassan "Shaheed".


PAF A-5c Fantan, While On A Routine Operational Training Mission His Aircraft Crashed Near Lachi Village Of District Kohat On 7th April 2000.

And For All Of Us And We Strongly Believe That They Are The Hero Of This Nation And We Will Never Let This Nation Forget Their Heroes.

"And Say Not Of Those Who Are Slain In The Way Of Allah: 'They Are Dead.' Nay, They Are Living, Though You Perceive It Not." (Quran 2:154)

May Allah Award The Martyred Soul The Highest Place In Jannah.
 

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Flight Lieutenant Zia Ul Hassan "Shaheed".

PAF A-5c Fantan, While On A Routine Operational Training Mission His Aircraft Crashed Near Lachi Village Of District Kohat On 7th April 2000.

And For All Of Us And We Strongly Believe That They Are The Hero Of This Nation And We Will Never Let This Nation Forget Their Heroes.

"And Say Not Of Those Who Are Slain In The Way Of Allah: 'They Are Dead.' Nay, They Are Living, Though You Perceive It Not." (Quran 2:154)

May Allah Award The Martyred Soul The Highest Place In Jannah.
I think he was in an F-7. There was another crash on April 5th of an A-5C near Pindi Gheb where the pilot ejected safely.
 

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PAF HEROS


Sqn Ldr Sarfaraz Ahmad Rafiqui

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On 6 September, 1965, Squadron Leader Sarfaraz Ahmad Rafiqui led a formation of 3 F-86 aircraft on a strike against Halwara airfield. The formation was intercepted by about 10 Hunter aircraft out of which Squadron Leader Rafiqui accounted for one in the first few seconds. B

ut then his guns jammed due to a defect and stopped firing. However, Rafiqui refused to leave the battle area which he would have been perfectly justified to do; instead he ordered his No. 2 to take over as leader and continue the engagement while he tried to give the formation as much protection as was possible with an unarmed aircraft. This called on the part of Squadron Leader Rafiqui. The end for him was never in doubt but he chose to disregard it and, in the process, his aircraft was shot down and he was killed but not before enabling his formation to shoot down 3 more Hunter aircraft.

Rafiqui’s conduct was clearly beyond the call of duty and conformed to the highest traditions of leadership and bravery in battle against overwhelming odds. For this and his earlier exploits, he is awarded Hilal-i-Jurat and Sitara-i-Jurat.
 

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Squadron Leader Munir-ud-Din Ahmed
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During the war, a high-powered heavily defended radar station near Amritsar was attacked repeatedly by the PAF fighters. In all these missions, Squadron Leader Munir unhesitatingly volunteered to fly and without regard for his personal safety exposed himself to intense ack ack fire for long periods in attempts to locate and destroy the target. In the final successful attack on September 11, he made the supreme sacrifice when his aircraft was fatally hit. Before his last sortie, Munir flew eight combat missions and shot down an IAF Gnat on September 10. For displaying courage and determination in the face of heavy odds and beyond the call of duty, Squadron Leader Munir-ud-Din Ahmed is awarded Sitara-i-Jurat.
 

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8 Sqn Pioneers 1983

(in Vee form) L-R: F/L Abbas Petiwala, S/L Arif Moeen, S/L Aurangzeb Khan, S/L Kaiser Tufail. S/L Noorullah Afridi, W/C Khalid Sattar, F/L Babar Hasan, F/L Riaz Shah, S/L Masood-ul-haq, S/L Maghfoor Shah, S/L Inamullah - 8 Sqn, Masroor, 1983.





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Air Cdre (R) Ab Sattar Alvi in discussion with sqn mates in front of Mirage-VPA.
He shot down the Israeli Mirage-3 with MiG-21 F13 during Arab Israel war over Golan heights.


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March 18, Death anniversary of little Dragon (M M Alam)

Born on July 6, 1935 in Kolkata, Mohammad Mahmood Alam was the eldest of 11 siblings. At the time of independence, his family came to settle in East Pakistan.

M.M. Alam joined the PAF in 1953. During the 1965 war he downed nine Indian fighter jets, five of which he destroyed during a mission in his F-86 Sabre on Sept 7. Four of those five enemy jets he shot down within 30 seconds. Other than the nine destroyed, he also managed to damage two more Indian jets, a record which remains unbeaten to date.

For his courage and velour, he was decorated with the Sitara-i-Jurat twice.

Having served the PAF for 29 great years, M.M. Alam retired as Air Commodore in 1982. This role model who inspired several generations to join the armed forces died in Karachi on March 18, 2013 at the age of 77.

جھپٹنا، پلٹنا، پلٹ کر جھپٹنا


لہو گرم رکھنے کا ہے اک بہانہ



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