BATTLE OF PAKISTAN: SEPTEMBER 7, 1965 A.D.
In 1965, the air war was primarily fought and won at Sargodha, it was here that wave after wave of Indian planes launched their attacks, it was here that they suffered the heaviest losses. At 0605 hours 30 miles MOUs belt reported six Hunters heading towards Sargodha, CAP aircraft were alerted, and the first visual contact by Pakistani F-86s and one F-104 was established when the enemy was in the process of diving at target at Sargodha airfield. Sq. Ldr. M.M. Alam, who was .in the leading formation, first engaged the straggler with missile
The first missile went into the ground, the Hunter saw the F-86s behind him and pulled up to break. Another missile was fired and this connected, the enemy aircraft exploded. The leader then followed the enemy formation of four aircrafts. The Indians saw Pakistani F-86s and threw a hard turn, but Sq. Ldr. Alam closed in on the Hunter formation and picked off one Hunter after another until he destroyed all the four in high 'G' shots. The first Hunter was shot down just short of the Chenab river while the other four were knocked out about 30 miles further East. All the air-borne F-86s and the F-104 were recovered. Pakistan's air ace M.M. Alam had a personal score of nine Hunters (shot down) and two more Hunters damaged, and he was awarded Sitara-e-Jurrat with .Bar