When the Mig-21 Bison downed a more modern and powerful F-16B Twin-seat Variant, Pakistan denied it. Now, it has been ascertained that one fighter pilot from Pakistan Air Force died. His name was Wing Cmdr Shahzaz Ud Din.Wing Cmdr Shahzaz Ud Din was the pilot of the F-16 which was downed by India's Mig-21 Bison yesterday. He was killed, and disowned by Pakistan #FinalStrike #PakPremiPatrakaar Click To Tweet
The PAF F-16 Pilot Shotdown by the Mig-21 Bison of the IAF has been now identified by PAF as Wg Cdr Shahzaz Ud Din of No 19 Squadron (Sherdils) flying F-16 A/B. He is the son of Air Marshal Waseem Ud Din, Deputy Chief of Air Staff (Operations) PAF.@VishnuNDTV @zone5aviation
— Hukum (@reachanshul) February 28, 2019
It is highly unlikely that the Pakistanis will even admit to that, leave alone giving him a proper farewell.
Since both the pilots ejected from the F-16, it might be that one of them suffered critical injuries while ejecting. Or worse, that he was killed by locals thinking that he is an Indian pilot. That is the version that many are suggesting since one of the pilots was said to have been taken to a hospital.
Wing Cmdr Shahzaz Ud Din was considered a top gun in the PAF, one of the best F16 fighters in the air. It's tragic to note that his sacrifice is yet to be recognized by the #Pakistani establishment.
He died for a lost cause, protecting a bunch of terrorists.#TerrorStatePakistan pic.twitter.com/bxyNBo7kHJ
— Indian Military History (@MilHistoryIndia) February 28, 2019
I wonder what his family may be thinking – that even though he was from such a strong Air Force family, his own country disowned him when it came to his death. And, death for what? Defending terrorists?!
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