PAF Base Rafiqui.
Category. Statistic.
Location. Punjab Province, Pakistan.
Opened in. Open by the Indo-Pakistani War of 1965.
Closed in. No, it is still operational.
Operated by. Pakistan Air Force ~1964-to date.
Owned by. Pakistani government ~1964-to date.
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Rafiqui Air Base C-130 Landing

Rafiqui Air Base C-130 Landing

Rafiqui Air Base C-130 Landing. Muhammad Usman khan.

PAF Base Rafiqui was formerly known as PAF Base Shorko. The base was renamed in honour of Squadron Leader Sarfaraz Ahmed Rafiqui, a highly decorated fighter pilot who led raids into enemy territory during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1965. Rafiqui is famous for assisting his fellow pilots over enemy territory despite being heavily outnumbered even after the guns of his aircraft had jammed. On 1 September, 1965 Sqn Ldr Sarfraz Rafiqui shot down two Indian Vampires in Kashmir.

See alsoEdit

  1. Noteworthy Air bases
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