Watch This Rare Video Of An IAF Jet Shooting Down A Pakistani Air Force Plane During The 1965 War.
Such is the stuff of movies! During the 1965 war, students at IIT Kharagpur were in class and they heard loud explosions. As soon as their class got over, they biked over to the site where the smoke was coming from and were soon treated to a thrilling fight between an IAF planes and one Pakistan Air Force Plane.
Rajanb, a user on bharat-rakshak.com – wrote, “As it happened, I and my classmates saw IAF bring down two F86 Sabers from our classroom windows at about 10:30 AM, when that PAF garbage came to attack Kalaikunda AF base. (thermo test was in progress, and a part of war’s absurdity sticks with me, with our lecturer yelling: “no talking, no talking” as we all went out to the corridor to see the action.”
The IAF pilot was Flt. Lt. Alfred Cooke, and the pilot of the Pakistan Air Force Sabre was Flg. Offr. Afzal Khan.