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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.
Outside links. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PAF_Base_Rafiqui, http://www.beautyexpress.co.uk/airbase/?gclid=Cj0KEQjw5ti3BRD89aDFnb3SxPcBEiQAssnp0qT8Xy6jfTjtpOqtLOFbs5kspUiihJJi9ZCDcTHSmLoaAk1L8P8HAQ, http://wikimapia.org/1677213/PAF-Base-Rafiqui, https://www.facebook.com/PAF-Base-Rafiqui-Shorkot-436402499737768/, http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/pakistan/rafiqui.htm

http://www.accuweather.com/en/pk/p-a-f-base-rafiqi/260476/weather-forecast/260476, http://www.paf.gov.pk/active_bases.html, http://www.paf.gov.pk/active_bases.html, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PAF_Base_Rafiqui, http://www.paf.gov.pk/active_bases.html, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LUsKcGSzk9s, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9xI4s1oa_EI and http://www.al-nasir.com/www/PVA/PVA/Library/World_Airport_Data/airport_dtl.php?DAFIF_ID=PK16430.

HistoryEdit

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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