Pakistan on September 7 observes its 55th Air Force Day pay homage to the martyrs of the PAF for sacrificing their lives in protection of the nation in the midst of the Indo-Pak War in 1965.
Air Force Day is broadly recognized all through the nation to commemorate the dexterity and valor of the defenders of air space of the nation in the direction of Indian aggression in September 1965 when our valiant pilots no matter restricted property not solely annihilated Indian air aggression however moreover inflicted a humiliating defeat on so-called mighty India.
Ceremonies had been held on the tombs of Rashid Minhas and MM Alam in Karachi. A well-turned-out contingent of cadets launched guard of honor, on the tombs all through ceremonies held in Karachi.
With standard fervor, specific prayers had been supplied for the martyred souls the least bit PAF bases and installations.
Air-Vice Marshal Ghulam Abbas Ghuman presided over the ceremony due to the actual customer. He laid a floral wreath and supplied prayers on the tombs of veteran officer Rashid Minhas.
Moreover, the PAF will launch a specific documentary ‘Mujahidin e Aflak ko Salam‘ which is able to doubtless be aired by Pakistan Television (PTV) and private channels from 9 a.m to 11 a.m. as we converse.
The day belonged to the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) ace Muhammad Mahmood Alam typically referred to as M.M.Alam who shot down 5 of the Indian Air Force Hawker Hunter Mk. 56 fighters in decrease than a minute.
He destroyed the first 4 Indian fighter jets within the first 30 seconds whereas the fifth turned his sufferer inside the next 30 seconds.
He claimed 11 kills in a day and have grow to be historic previous’s solely jet ‘ace-in-a-day’ in One Hundred years’ historic previous of the World Aircraft.
He is probably going one of many few aviators who made a world report in capturing most jets within the shortest time and by no means solely obtained worldwide acclaim however moreover was deservedly bestowed with Sitara e Jurat (SJ) for his dexterity and eagle eyes movement.