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Legendary ex-PAF Fighter Pilot Group Captain (r) Saiful Azam Passes Away in Bangladesh

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Here are some of his exploits.
I grew up with names of Rafiqui , Saif and Middlecoat as epitome of valor and professionalism.
May Allah accept this ghazi and he finds his rightful place amongst his predecessors Khalid, Saad, Talha , Zubeir (RA)
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His 3rd Israeli victim was a Vautour bomber. He also damaged another Mystere during the same engagement. Both Mirage & Mystere were supersonic whereas Hunter was subsonic. So it speaks volumes to his skills to have brought down superior aircraft.

 
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Not related by blood he was Father's senior in school and yes he was bihari not bengali. upon his insisting father applied too for PAF and got selected (join nahi kiyaa u know the story Dadi aur gaon walo ki azeem philosophy ) related jiss sy hn for god sake uska naam yahan naa lainaa Allah ny bhi khandan main chun kar Pakistan ka sab sy bara namoona dy diyaa bus bhai azmish keh lu ™¡£ aur baat sirf Bihari ki haii tu Sukhoi slayer ko kaisy bhol sakty hu Hassan Siddiqui :cool:
Sometimes this guy gets too emotional, and factually incorrect as well. MM Alam was a bihari, not bengali. @Zulu is related to him.
 

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Not related by blood he was Father's senior in school and yes he was bihari not bengali. upon his insisting father applied too for PAF and got selected (join nahi kiyaa u know the story Dadi aur gaon walo ki azeem philosophy ) related jiss sy hn for god sake uska naam yahan naa lainaa Allah ny bhi khandan main chun kar Pakistan ka sab sy bara namoona dy diyaa bus bhai azmish keh lu ™¡£ aur baat sirf Bihari ki haii tu Sukhoi slayer ko kaisy bhol sakty hu Hassan Siddiqui :cool:
I have found Pakistani Biharis, to be very hardworking, honest, and mostly professionals. My unit's ex-IO Major who you know, is also Bihari.
 

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PAF AIR CHIEF PAYS GLOWING TRIBUTE TO PAF WAR VETERAN GROUP CAPTAIN (RETD) SAIF UL AZAM, WHO BREATHED HIS LAST IN BANGLADESH

15 June, 2020: Group Captain (Retd) Saif-ul-Azam, Sitara-i-Jurrat, war veteran of 1965 Indo-Pak war, breathed his last in Bangladesh after prolonged illness.

Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan, Chief of the Air staff, Pakistan Air Force has expressed heartfelt grief on the sad demise of the great war veteran.

While paying rich tributes to Group Captain (Retd) Saif ul Azam, the Air Chief acknowledged his heroic deeds during the 1965 Indo-Pak and 1967 Arab-Israel wars. Air Chief further added that he was an exceptional fighter pilot who would always be remembered for his valour and professionalism.

Group Captain (Retd) Saif-ul-Azam was born in Pabna District, East Bengal in 1941. He was commissioned as a fighter Pilot in October, 1960.

During 1965 War, he served in No 17 Squadron at PAF Base Sargodha. Apart from inflicting heavy damage to Indian forces in 12 ground-attack missions, Azam also had one IAF aircraft kill to his credit as well. For his valour and devotion to duty in 1965 war, he was awarded with “Sitara-i-Jura’at".

Group Captain Saif ul Azam also attained Global repute when he shot down three Israeli aircraft during 1967 Arab-Israel war.

In recognition of his heroic contributions he was honoured with the military awards by the governments of Jordan and Iraq. The US government also bestowed upon him the title of “Living Eagle” in 2001.
 

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