Amazing Facts About The Heroes Of 1965 War

Amazing Facts About The Heroes Of 1965 War

1965 witnessed one of the most horrific wars between Pakistan and India. Be it on ground or air-strikes, both the armies made sure they give it their all and downplay their enemies. On this historic day, let’s remember those who gave away their lives for Pakistan and became the Shuhuda of the 1965 War. (Note: This article only focuses on Army personnel who held leading positions at the time of War)

Alauddin Ahmed

Rank: Squadron Leader

Also awarded Sitara-i-Jurrat

Squadron Leader Alauddin Ahmed, led his squadron in twenty combat missions against the Indian ground and air forces. His leadership throughout the operations was cool, courageous and most determined which inspired the greatest confidence among pilots of his formations and resulted in destruction of many Indian tanks and vehicles.

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M A Qureshi

Rank: Squadron Leader

Squadron Leader M A Qureshi made sure his squadron was always on point with their ground and air attacks, leading them in a brave and courageous way.

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M S A Siddiqui

Rank: Squadron Leader

Squadron Leader M S A Siddiqui made sure his squadron was always on point with their ground and air attacks, leading them in a brave and courageous way.

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Muhammad Iqbal

Rank: Squadron Leader

Also awarded Sitara-i-Jurrat

He carried out operational missions with determination, enthusiasm, outstanding ability and at great personal risk. His performance, throughout, was exemplary and highly inspiring for the personnel under his command.

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Munir Ahmed

Rank: Squadron Leader

Also awarded Sitara-i-Jurrat

During the war a high-powered heavily defended radar station near Amritsar was attacked repeatedly by PAF fighters, including Squadron Leader Munir who un-hesitantly volunteered to fly without regard for his personal safety, exposed himself to intense ack ack fire for long periods in attempts to locate and destroy the target.

Munir Ahmed

Sarfaraz Ahmed Rafiqui

Rank: Squadron Leader

Also awarded Hilal-i-Jurrat

Squadron Leader Rafiqui provided exemplary leadership in battle and displayed outstanding courage in the face of exceptionally strong opposition. His inspiring leadership and selfless example significantly affected the subsequent course of the air war in which the P.A.F. never failed to dictate terms to an overwhelmingly larger and better equipped enemy.

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A S Khalid

Rank: Flight Lieutenant

Flight Lieutenant A S Khalid made sure the Indian Air Force was never in control in the 1965 War, giving them a hard time with his skills and bravery

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A T M Aziz

Rank: Flight Lieutenant

Flight Lieutenant A T M Aziz made sure the Indian Air Force was never in control in the 1965 War, giving them a hard time with his skills and bravery

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M A Butt

Rank: Flight Lieutenant

Flight Lieutenant M A Butt made sure the Indian Air Force was never in control in the 1965 War, giving them a hard time with his skills and bravery.

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Saifullah Khan

Rank: Flight Lieutenant

Also awarded Sitara-i-Jurrat

Flight Lieutenant Saifullah Khan Lodhi was a navigator of exceptional ability and a completely dedicated officer. He possessed unusual skill, enthusiasm and drive, which enabled him to make a valuable contribution towards operations.

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Younus Hussain

Rank: Flight Lieutenant

Also awarded Sitara-i-Jurrat

Flight Lieutenant Younus Hussain fought in air battles aggressively, fearlessly and with great professional skill. During one such engagement, he fought singly against six enemy aircraft and shot down two Hunters. Though his own aircraft was damaged in this encounter, he managed to bring it back to base safely.

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M A Khan

Rank: Flying Officer

M A Khan, one of the leading flying officers, fought with bravery and gave his life for Pakistan.

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S S Azam

Rank: Flying Officer

S S Azam, one of the leading flying officers, fought with bravery and gave his life for Pakistan.

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Anwar Hussain Khan

Rank: Leading Aircraft Men

Also awarded Tumgha-i-Jurrat

Leading Aircraftman Anwar Hussain was alone on duty at a vital point. His position was rocketed by enemy aircraft and the place caught fire. He fought the fire single-handedly with the available fire appliances and managed to control it and thus saved expensive equipment.

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SWAT VALLEY, PAKISTAN - FEBRUARY 25: A Pakistani soldier stands guard at a military outpost on a strategic mountain-top in Shangla on Monday, February 25, 2008, Swat Valley, Pakistan. The Pakistan Army has spent more than three months battling Islamic militants in the Swat Valley, reclaiming large swaths of land, but failing to drive completely the militants from its mountainous landscape. Once a major tourist destination, the Swat valley was overrun last year with Islamic militants intent on imposing hard-line Islamic rule. In November, 2007, the military staged one of its largest operations since its six-year involvement in the war on terror to drive the militants out. Pakistan's ongoing commitment to fighting Islamic militancy and terrorism is unclear with the formation of a new government after recent national elections. . (Photo by Warrick Page)

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