PAF pays tribute to 1965 War Hero Squadron Leader Munirud din Ahmed Shaheed
ISLAMABAD, May 24 (Online): Pakistan Air Force (PAF) has released a special promo tribute to the bravery and valour of Squadron Leader Muniruddin Ahmed Shaheed, the hero of the 1965 war.
According to a Spokesperson of Pakistan Air Force, during the war, Squadron Leader Munir Shaheed flew several combat missions causing significant damage to valuable enemy infrastructure.
On 10 September 1965, he led his formation into Indian territory to seek out enemy fighters and shot down an Indian Air Force Gnat fighter jet.
On the eve of 11 September, 1965 he made the supreme sacrifice when his aircraft was fatally hit by the heavy concentration of enemy’s ack-ack guns during a ground attack mission.
In recognition of his utmost professionalism and bravery, the war hero was also honored with the prestigious ‘Sitara-i-Jurat’ posthumously.