Air Marshal (Retd) Dilawar Hussain, Legendary PAF fighter pilot who was awarded Sitara-i-Jura’at for his heroics in the 1965 War against India, passes away in Islamabad today.
Air Marshal (Retd) Dilawar Hussain was born in Quetta in 1940 and was commissioned as a fighter pilot in March 1962.
During the 1965 War, he served in No 19 Squadron at PAF Base, Peshawar.
Aside from inflicting heavy damage to Indian forces, his formation destroyed 14 aircraft on the ground at Pathankot Airfield.
He was awarded “Sitara-i-Jura’at”, for his outstanding bravery and devotion to duty in the 1965 War,
Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan, Chief of the Air Staff, Pakistan Air Force has expressed heartfelt grief on the sad demise of the Great War Veteran.
The Air Chief acknowledged his heroics during the 1965 and 1971 Indo-Pak Wars and said that he was an exceptional fighter pilot who would always be remembered for his valour and professionalism.