Defence Day is celebrated on 6th September every year in Pakistan. It is celebrated on the memory of martyred people who gave sacrifices of their life for the defence of the country. Pak – India War II was fought in 1965. This was was ended on 6th September and both countries stopped damaging each other by using weapons etc. on 6th September, Defence Day of Islamic Republic of Pakistan. This war affected financially both countries but none of them could dominate. As Pakistan remained saved, Defence Day is celebrated on 6th September.Pakistan and India, both countries fought that war for the issue of Kashmir but this issue remained unsolved. A lot of people lost their lives from both countries and a lot of weapons were used. Atlast on 6th September, this war was ended with the support of UN.
Pakistan celebrates this day yet just for telling native of Pakistan that how people were brave at the critical time and were proud of offering sacrifices of their lives for the defence of Pakistan. Everyone must be wise and brave like martyred people at any critical time. No one should feel any kind of hesitation for offering sacrifice of his life at the time of need.The day of 6th September starts with special prayers for the peace and prosperity of Pakistan. President and Prime Minister and many ministers of Islamic Republic of Pakistan address on 6th September from special functions of Defence Day.
Battle of khem karan
The Battle of Asal Uttar (Hindi for Battle of Definitive Reply or more appropriately Fitting Response) was one of the largest tank battles fought during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1965. It was fought from September 8 through September 10, 1965, when the Pakistan Army thrust its tanks and infantry into Indian territory, capturing the Indian town of Khem Karan 5 km from the International Border.
Pakistan Air Force
The Indo-Pakistani War of 1965 saw the Indian and Pakistani Air Forces engaged in large-scale aerial combat against each other for the first time since the Partition in 1947. The war took place during the course of September 1965 and saw both air forces conduct defensive and offensive operations over Indian and Pakistani airspace. Both countries made contradictory claims regarding the number of losses that they suffered and the number of planes that they claimed to have shot down. Indian losses have been placed at between 59 and 110, while Pakistani losses were between 18 and 43.
Pakistan’s Fighter Ace
One of the fastest aces of all time was a participant in a short-lived border war between India and Pakistan in 1965. Few fighter pilots of any nation could claim nine victories in three combats. Fewer still could claim seven in two days. And it is doubtful that anyone besides Mohammad Alam of the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) can lay claim to shooting down four enemy planes in less then one minute. That fighting record should have assured an airman of Alam’s proficiency a brilliant military career, but Alam would give it all up as the consequence of a spiritual rebirth that set him on a collision course with many of his senior officers. Mohammad Alam’s wartime exploits gained him international acclaim, but his military career was marked by controversy.
Mohammad Mahmood Alam, who was born in 1935 in the state of Bihar, Western Bengal, is so far the top scorer fighter pilot of PAF. In the war of 1965, he shot down 9 Indian planes (5 in one sortie) and damaged another 2. On 6th September, 1965, during an aerial combat over enemy territory, Squadron Leader Mohammad Mahmood Alam in an F-86 Sabre Jet, shot down two enemy Hunter aircraft and damaged three others. For the exceptional flying skill and valor displayed by Squadron Leader Mohammad Mahmood Alam, he was awarded Sitara-i-Juraat [The Star of Courage]. On 7th September, 1965, Squadron Leader Alam is said to have destroyed five more enemy Hunter aircrafts in less than a minute , which remains a record till today. Overall he had nine kills and two damages to his credit. Click here to read more.
Eye-witness to M. M. Alam’s Encounter with the IAF
“History has never been a particularly interesting subject for me, but on 7th September, 1965, I had the unique opportunity of seeing history being made. I shall not hesitate to accept that, ever since, my prejudices against history have weakened quite a bit…” narrates the Retired Wing Commander, M. Arif Iqbal (PAF). Read more about M. M. Alam’s courageous encounter with the Indian army’s fighter jets in 1965 war.
The Story of the Pakistan Air Force: A Saga of Courage and Honour
A brief review of The Story of the Pakistan Air Force: A Saga of Courage and Honour, a book of over 700 large-sized pages published by the Shaheen Foundation. This book gives a graphic account of the heroics of the PAF pilots in the eastern wing during the 1971 war when they were outnumbered ten to one. Covering the development of the force from August, 1947, when it only had a few Tempest aircraft, the book takes the reader up to 1987 when F-16s were hurtling down the runways to go up in a breathtaking climb in deadly pursuit of their doomed