Alauddin Ahmed

Squadron Leader Alauddin Ahmed, Sitara-i-Jurrat

Squadron Leader Alauddin Ahmed, led his squadron in twenty combat missions against the Indian ground and air forces.

His leadership throughout the operations was cool, courageous and most determined which inspired the greatest confidence amongst pilots of his formations and resulted in destruction of many Indian tanks and vehicles.

In his last sortie, he attacked and blew up an important ammunition train at Gurdaspur rail-head in complete disregard to his personal safety.

During this attack on September 13, his aircraft was damaged and was reported missing over enemy territory.

Subsequently, it was confirmed that the officer died in this action. For his exemplary leadership, courage and valour, Squadron Leader Alauddin Ahmed was awarded Sitara-i-Juraat.