squadron became operational at the end of August, 1966 with
F-6 and U-Mig aircraft on its inventory, and Sqn. Ldr. S. A.
Changazi as Officer Commanding. It has remained located at
Sargodha base. It moved to Mianwali on 23rd October, 1971
with 18 pilots, but detachment of all the attached pilots to
the unit moved back to Sargodha in the middle of November,
1971. When the war started, the squadron was operating from
Mianwali and Sargodha. Pilots operating from Mianwali
included Wg. Cdr. Syed Saad Akhtar Hatmi, Sqn. Ldr. Muhammad
Ahsan, Sqn. Ldr. Aslam Khan Hamayun, Flt. Lt. Choudhry
Muhammad Arshad, Flt. Lt. Syed Shahid Raza, Flt. Lt. Nazar
Hayat Khan, Flt. Lt. Qazi Javed Ahmed, Flt. Lt. Shahid Javed
and Flt. Lt. Imtiaz Ali Khan. Those operating from Sargodha
including Wg. Cdr. Imtiaz A. Bhatti, Sqn. Ldr. Muhammad
Shafi Dar, Flt. Lt. E. A. Azam, Flt. Lt. M. Ilyas Baig, Flt.
Lt. Suleman Nabi, Flt. Lt. Shahid Zulfiqar and Flt. Lt.
Zahid Anees. The squadron flew 209 sorties of 180:15 hours
during the war.
Part of the squadron which remained at Mianwali carried out
the air defence of Sakesar and Murid throughout the war
except the last day. Pilots operating from Sargodha flew a
total of 31 C.A.S. missions (22:45 hours) and 72 (62:30)
CAP/recce/fighter/sweep/escort missions during the 15 days
war; two enemy Hunters were destroyed and one damaged. On
17th December, the detachment at Mianwali moved back to
Sargodha hoping to get some active flying on the border.
However, cease-fire became effective at 1600 hours the same
day. Flt. Lt. Shahid Raza was the only war casualty of the
squadron. Flt. Lt. Qazi Javed Ahmed was awarded
Sitara-i-Jurat. In April, 1975 the squadron was renamed as
No. 25 Air Superiority Squadron. On 15th December, 1977 the
squadron was presented the the Squadron Colour by Admiral
Muhammad Shariff H. J., Chief of the Naval Staff.