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Published on 28 Sep 2006 | over 11 years ago

A brief but an absolute CLASSIC clip.A full-fledge WAR is going on but in the eyes of the PAF dare-devil PILOTS,its a mere exercise!!!What character,what coolness,what looks,what GRACE!!!

This clip is from the Defence Day show of 2006 which was aired on ARY. It was hosted by Noor-ul-Hasan and Dr.Muzna Ebrahim !

The pilots being interviewed are from No. 19 Sqn commanded by Sajjad (Nosy) Haider. The pilots from this No .19 Sqn had every reason to brag as they did not lose a single aircraft throughout the war! The Sqn was credited with destroying almost all the heavy equipment of 15th Infantry Div commanded Maj Gen Naranjan Prasad during his advanced to Lahore in 1965 war. On top of that the Sqn also destroyed close to 14 IAF aircraft on the ground during the renowned Pathankot raid!

Once again September winds blow across the land,
Once again the autumn leaves dance hand-in-hand,
Once again are rekindled, the memories of sixty-five
And once again the golden PAF Saga comes alive.

Borders had boomed with tanks and guns
To flout the peace around;
Stood for defence, our motherland's sons,
To never give up their ground.

With resolve write large on faces all,
PAF beckoned to the duties call
To defend the skies `at peril of life',
To blunt the enemy's blatant strife,
To keep vigil and let no threat
bear on us, unchecked; unmet.

IAF's Gnats, Hunters, Mysteres
Were instilled with the gripping fears
To face our air warriors' skills,

As the PAF scored so many kills,
In one go five Hunters were downed;
As `fighter-ace' Alam was crowned.
F-104s in rocket's style
Broke sound barrier in low profile.
Whether it was in East or West,
The Sabres passed their trying test,
Daring campaign of airfield strikes,
Left behind many burning sites;

Adampur and Halwara
Pathankot and Kalaikunda
None were spared the PAF's blow
As B-57s had done their show,
The Lahorites in their own skies,
Saw a show, unmatched by kites;
Swooping on preys, `Shaheens' had won,
The dogfight with their aerial guns.

Thus history will never forget,
The blood and toil and honest sweat,
Of valiant fliers who, in their gear,
Faced steepest tests, unknown to fear
Their feats the history cannot hide,
They are the nation's loving pride.

Group Captain Asad Kazim (PAF)
Pakistan Air Force
A Symbol of Pride for the Nation
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