ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Air Force (PAF) on On Saturday, the pilot Rashid Minhas (Nishan-e-Haider) was commemorated. on 51st anniversary of his martyrdom, according to ARY NEWS. on Friday.
PAF also released a documentary about courage of Pilot Officer Rashid Minhas, who thwarted an attempt to hijack a plane and take it to India.
Brave son of Pakistan was born on February 17, 1951 in Karachi. He belonged to the famous Minhas clan of Rajputs.
His childhood passion with airplanes and aviation led him to what he really was destined for. Minhas embraced him true passion after school and earned degree in military history and aviation history from the University of Karachi.
He was assigned as a pilot in Pakistan Air Force in 1971.
Minhas taxied to the runway when the Bengali instructor pilot, Lt. Matiur Rahman, signaled him to stop and then climbed in the instructor’s chair. Jet took off and turned to India.
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Minhas contacted the PAF Masroor base with message that it was stolen. air the dispatcher requested that he resend his message and he confirmed theft. Later investigation revealed that Rahman intended to flee to India to join his compatriots in Bangladesh Liberation War and with airplane trainer.
However, Minhas did the only thing in his power and made this plane take off. crash just 32 miles from the border with India, deliberately sacrificing his life for honour of Pakistan.