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eBook Flight of the Falcon: Demolishing Myths of Indo Pak Wars 1965-1971 ePub

by Sajad S. Haider

  • ISBN: 9694025265
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  • Author: Sajad S. Haider
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Vanguard,Pakistan (2009)
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The 1971 war was a corollary to the 1965 war and the Kargil conflict followed in the same vein.

There is more in my story as it traverses through Pakistan's misfortunes soon after the death of Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Au Jinnah. It begins with my encounter with the father of the nation, his unceremonious death followed by the murder of his legacy of unity. The 1971 war was a corollary to the 1965 war and the Kargil conflict followed in the same vein. Shallow personal interests were projected as national interests by dictators. All these wars and conflicts proved to be catastrophic for the economy and security of Pakistan.

The 1971 war was a corollary to the 1965 war and the Kargil conflict followed in the same vein. Were these conflicts avoidable? If not, why were they not planned and directed with professional dexterity?

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Flight of the Falcon: Demolishing Myths of Indo Pak Wars 1965-1971.

On 7 September 1965, in air-to-air combat during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1965, Muhammad Mahmood Alam of the Pakistan . Haider, Sajad S. (2009). ISBN 978-81-7002-038-7. Stenman, Kari (2001).

On 7 September 1965, in air-to-air combat during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1965, Muhammad Mahmood Alam of the Pakistan Air Force claimed to have shot down five Indian Air Force (IAF) Hawker Hunter fighters in less than a minute, with four being claimed to have been downed in 30 seconds. This makes him the only jet fighter. Flight of the Falcon- Demolishing Myths of Indo Pak Wars 1965-1971. Vanguard Books Pvt Ltd. ISBN 978-969-402-526-1. Hess, William . Boyce, Ward J. (1996). American Fighter Aces Album.

Flight of the Falcon: Story of a Fighter Pilot. But when Haider’s autobiography, Flight of the Falcon, sets out to demolish the myths of the Indo-Pak wars of 1965 and 1971, several other fine illusions become collateral damage in the process. By S Sajad Haider Vanguard Books; Pp 422. Sajad Haider’s name made headlines, both in war and peace. The former remains his legacy, faithfully revisited every September. The latter became a fleeting moment in history, which no one talks about. His legendary exploits during battle notwithstanding, Haider’s fall from grace was swift. A recurring role in controversies (domestic and international) plagued his professional career.

Flight of the Falcon' - OUT NOW. Demolishing myths of 1965 and 1971 Wars

Flight of the Falcon' - OUT NOW. Demolishing myths of 1965 and 1971 Wars. Flight of the Falcon Story of a Fighter Pilot. I spent the better part of the last ten years working on a dream that sometimes lead me to tipping points where only my resilience and resolve to fulfill my duty of sharing the truth about history. Pakistan has drifted far from the path originally chosen by the great Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah; a man who devoted his life and his legacy to the liberation of those persecuted people of the sub-continent who deserved the power to control their own destiny.

Flight of the Falcon. My only intent in this candid, if brutal synopsis of these two Indo-Pak Wars (1965 and 1971) was to help the present generation of commanders to avoid the same pitfalls of yore. No lessons were brought out then or at any other time.

Flight of the Falcon- Demolishing Myths of Indo Pak Wars 1965-1971. 30 Seconds Over Sargodha – The Making of a Myth: 1965 Indo-Pak Air War, Chapter 5 Archived 7 February 2010 at the Wayback Machine, Bharat Rakshak. Lahore, Pakistan: Vanguard Books Pvt Ltd. p. 69. ISBN 9789694025261. a b c "Knowing MM Alam". Pakistan's Sabre Ace by Jon Guttman, Aviation History, Sept 1998. Singh, Pushpindar (1991).

The writer is a retired air commodore and author of the bestseller Flight of the Falcon: Demolishing Myths of 1965-1971 Senseless Wars. Pak Army soldiers are the real Heroes of the world. we never forget the 11 days of 1965 war. Salaam to all martyrs of 1965 War. Pakistan Long Live!

The writer is a retired air commodore and author of the bestseller Flight of the Falcon: Demolishing Myths of 1965-1971 Senseless Wars. Published in Dawn, Sunday Magazine, September 6th, 2015. Pakistan Long Live!

Flight of the Falcon is about the spectacular episodes, trials and tribulations I had to face during my 28 years in the Pakistan Air Force. There is more in my story as it traverses through Pakistan's misfortunes soon after the death of Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Au Jinnah. It begins with my encounter with the father of the nation, his unceremonious death followed by the murder of his legacy of unity. Ayub Khan's mid-night coup was a violation of the role the Quaid-e-Azam had bequeathed on the armed forces. The domino effect of dictatorial rule by unprofessional generals with unflattering soldiering history and self seeking corrupt politicians has finally brought Pakistan to its knees. No lessons were learnt and history keeps punishing us. What a legacy for our children to inherit, for which the nation continues to pay a price. What will it take to change our course? Every year the 1965 war is celebrated remorselessly to keep under wraps the failures of our leadership at the time. I feel cheated and enraged at the loss of the many gallant men who were martyred believing they were fighting for a sacred cause. The 1971 war was a corollary to the 1965 war and the Kargil conflict followed in the same vein. Shallow personal interests were projected as national interests by dictators. All these wars and conflicts proved to be catastrophic for the economy and security of Pakistan. Were these conflicts avoidable? If not, why were they not planned and directed with professional dexterity? Why were no lessons learnt from each disaster? Such questions have hardly been addressed candidly from fear of retribution by the powers that be.

Comments

Jarortr Jarortr
Air Commodore Sajad Haider has written a good book. We read first time a true narrative about 65 War. He has shared with readers his experiences some good some bad of his illustrious career. He is a great fighter pilot who did a lot for his country but sadly his country did not treat him well. Sad to know about. I wish he gets peace in his life. Arif
Kigabar Kigabar
A very honest and forthright memoirs of a distinguished pilot. A colourful and most gutsy character. An absolute privilege to be able to to read the Falcon ! All the best to him .
Cordabor Cordabor
Its a great read. The writer has written a great account about his life in PAF, about 2 wars with India in 1965 and 1971. 1965 war is glorified in Pakistan as a defense day, when the Pakistani troops successfully defended Pakistan. here lies the tales, who did it and the credit! Now, Pakistan was ruled by Army (martial law). Field Marshal along with Army took all the credit but it was actually the air force that did the job against all odds (numerical superiority of IAF)plus poor planing by the Pakistani generals. PAF saved the skin!

The writer is a passionate Pakistani, wrote about the politics that plagued the defence forces and how upright officers were always sidelined (one being himself- another that i think would be Cecil Chaudhary another PAF pilot)

He has set the record straight by debunking many exaggerated accounts but maintains as accepted by the Indian side ( PVS Mohan books) that PAF performed exceptionally well against the indian airforce. Ironny was that IAF learnt its lessons in the upcoming war while Pakistan troops did not and lost the 1971 war!

A must read!
Sti Sti
Excellent and very moving Book! The author gives an insider's perspective into the PAF's courage in the hour of Pakistan's need. The book highlights the highly intelligent and motivated Pakistanis that have built and secured Pakistan's future as well as shining a revealing light on those who have put their selfish and treasonous desires before the well being of the Pakistani people. This book is a bright beacon of the much needed truth that has been sorely missing in establishment narratives. Well done Sajad Haider. In the end, truth will out and Pakistan shall rise again.