Air Marshal (Retd) Dilawar Hussain was born in Quetta in 1940. He was commissioned as a fighter pilot in March, 1962. During 1965 War, he served in No 19 Squadron at PAF Base, Peshawar. Apart from inflicting heavy damage to Indian forces, his formation destroyed 14 aircraft on ground at Pathankot Airfield. For his outstanding bravery and devotion to duty in 1965 War, he was awarded with “Sitara-i-Jura’at”.