Kaiser Tufail

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Kaiser Tufail
Kaisertufail.mushafamir.jpg
Air Commodore Kaiser Tufail (r) with Air Chief Marshal Mushaf Ali Mir (Shaheed) (l).
Allegiance  Pakistan
Service/branch  Pakistan Air Force
Years of service 1975-2005
Rank US-O7 insignia.svg Air Commodore (Brigadier-General)[1][2]
Commands held No.8 Squadron (Haiders)
No.34 Flying Wing
Deputy Commandant PAF Air War College
Commandant PAF Air War College
PAF Base Shahbaz
PAF Base Masroor.[3]
Battles/wars Soviet war in Afghanistan
Kargil War
2001 Indo-Pakistan standoff
Awards Tamgha-e-Imtiaz (Military)
Sitara-e-Imtiaz (Military)
Other work Aviation History, Indus Valley Archaeology, Population Genetics, Adventure & Exploration[3]
Website Aeronaut
Footloose

Air Commodore Kaiser Tufail TI(M), (Urdu: قیصر طفیل‎) is a retired fighter pilot of the Pakistan Air Force[1] and is better-known as an aviation historian, particularly with regard to the largely unbiased coverage of the Indo-Pakistani Wars.[1][3]

Service[edit]

Kaiser Tufail was commissioned in 1975. After performing duties as a squadron pilot, he went on to command a fighter squadron (No.8 Tactical Attack Squadron equipped with Mirage V) at PAF Base Masroor[3] and a flying wing (No 34 Tactical Attack Wing) at PAF Base Rafiqui.[4] Later he commanded PAF Base Shahbaz and PAF Base Masroor.[3]

He has had the opportunity of flying virtually all types of trainers and fighters of the PAF during his service. These include T-6G Harvard, MFI-17 Mushaak, T-37, FT-5 (dual-seat MiG-17), F-6 (MiG-19), Mirage-III/5, F-16A/B Fighting Falcon, Mirage F-1E (Qatari AF), F-7P (MiG-21) and the F-7PG (F-7 double-delta variant).[3][5]

Kaiser Tufail was the Director of Operations of the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) during the Kargil conflict.[1] He served as Deputy Commandant and Commandant of the PAF Air War College. He also served as Senior Air Staff Officer (SASO) at the Southern Air Command before retiring in 2005.[3]

Kaiser Tufail is a graduate of the PAF Air War College and the National Defence College (National Defence University) and holds master's degrees in Strategic Studies and War Studies.[6][7]

Works as an aviation historian[edit]

Books[edit]

Air Commodore (Ret.) Kaiser Tufail receiving a memento from the 30th Commander of the Turkish Air Force, General. Akin Ozturk at the Turkish Air War College, Istanbul.
  • Great Air Battles of Pakistan Air Force[3][6][7]

Articles[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Amazed we had so much in common: Pak officer on Indian Kargil pilot". Indian Express. 13 June 2009. Retrieved 12 May 2012. 
  2. ^ "Pakistan's military operations in Kashmir – Opinion". Al Jazeera English. Retrieved 12 May 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h Pakistan. "Gebruikersprofiel: Kaiser Tufail". Blogger. Retrieved 12 May 2012. 
  4. ^ M. J. Gohari (18 January 2001). The Story of the Pakistan Air Force 1988–1998: A Battle Against Odds. USA: Oxford University Press. pp. 371–372. ISBN 978-9698553005. 
  5. ^ "Do or die". Dawn. 25 October 2009. Retrieved 9 December 2013. 
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Great Air Battles of Pakistan Air Force. Ferozsons (Pvt) Ltd. 2005. 
  7. ^ a b M. Kaiser Tufail. "M. Kaiser Tufail (Author of Great Air Battles of Pakistan Air Force)". Goodreads.com. Retrieved 12 May 2012. 
  8. ^ Defence Journal, Jan 2007 issue
  9. ^ "Aeronaut: Jacobabad Tales". Kaiser-aeronaut.blogspot.com. 19 November 2008. Retrieved 12 May 2012. 
  10. ^ "Alam's Speed-shooting Classic". Defencejournal.com. 6 September 1965. Archived from the original on 27 September 2011. Retrieved 12 May 2012. 
  11. ^ The News International, 6 September 2006
  12. ^ "Aeronaut: Speed Shooting Classic". Kaiser-aeronaut.blogspot.com. 20 November 2008. Retrieved 12 May 2012. 
  13. ^ "Aeronaut: "Run … it's a 104"". Kaiser-aeronaut.blogspot.com. 19 November 2008. Retrieved 12 May 2012. 
  14. ^ Air Commodore M. Kaiser Tufail. "Run… It's a 104.". Jang News. Archived from the original on 19 March 2007. 
  15. ^ Defence Journal, April 2011 issue
  16. ^ Defence Journal, July 2010 issue
  17. ^ Defence Journal, May 2010 issue
  18. ^ Defence Journal, April 2010 issue
  19. ^ Defence Journal, December 2009 issue
  20. ^ Defence Journal, September–October 2009 issue
  21. ^ Defence Journal, May 2009 issue
  22. ^ Shaheen – Journal of the Pakistan Air Force, Vol 60
  23. ^ Kaiser Tufail (June 2009). "Himalayan Showdown". Air Forces Monthly (UK). 
  24. ^ Defence Journal (Pak), May 2009 issue
  25. ^ Shaheen – Journal of the PAF, Summer 1999 issue
  26. ^ Defence Journal, April 1999
  27. ^ The News International, 26 April 1999
  28. ^ Ausaf daily newspaper, 26 April 1999 (Urdu translation)
  29. ^ Tufail, Kaiser (21 November 2008). "Aeronaut: It is the Man Behind the Gun". Kaiser-aeronaut.blogspot.com. Retrieved 12 May 2012. 
  30. ^ Tufail, Kaiser (21 November 2008). "Aeronaut: A Hard Nut to Crack". Kaiser-aeronaut.blogspot.com. Retrieved 12 May 2012. 
  31. ^ "Aeronaut: Cheapest Kill". Kaiser-aeronaut.blogspot.com. 20 November 2008. Retrieved 12 May 2012. 
  32. ^ Defence Journal, June 2003 issue
  33. ^ "Aeronaut: A Sword for Hussein". Kaiser-aeronaut.blogspot.com. 20 November 2008. Retrieved 12 May 2012. 
  34. ^ Dawn (Books & Authors Supplement), 15 May 2005
  35. ^ "Aeronaut: Mystery of the Downed Mystère". Kaiser-aeronaut.blogspot.com. 20 November 2008. Retrieved 12 May 2012. 
  36. ^ "Aeronaut: Theirs But to Do and Die". Kaiser-aeronaut.blogspot.com. 20 November 2008. Retrieved 12 May 2012. 
  37. ^ Dawn, 6 September 2007

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