If any one deserved a nishan e Haider than it was sarfraz RafiqueA man immortalized through his sacrifice, Sqn Ldr Sarfaraz Ahmed Rafiqui has the honor of being amongst those rare breeds of men who keep inspiring thousands even after their death. He was awarded the Hilal-i-Jur’at, as well as a Sitara-i-Jur’at for his services in the 65 war. His claim to glory is his decision to stay and defend his comrades even after his guns were jammed in a dogfight, a day after he had successfully taken down 4 IAF vampires with Flt Lt Imtiaz Bhatti. His willing sacrifice not only spurred the morale of his then comrades; it continues to inspire young pilots and soldiers to this day. Read more in our article "Brave Heart Rafiqui" by Air Cdre (R) Kaiser Tufail.
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