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Pakistan Air Force No. 5 Squadron

F-86 Sabre

 

6th September, 1965

Sqn Ldr Sarfaraz Ahmed Rafiqui

 Sqn. Ldr. Sarfaraz Ahmed Rafiqui of the Pakistan Air Force was flying an F-86  Sabre in a raid against the Halwara Air Base. In combat against Indian Air Force Hunters he shot down Fg Off P S Pingale, who ejected. Fg Off A R Gandhi, Pingale's wingman damaged Rafiqui's   Sabre with gunfire. He made an effort to eject but left it too late and he was killed in action.