PAF Base Rafiqui

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Rafiqui Airbase
Airport type Military
Operator Pakistan Air Force
Location Shorkot
Commander Air Cdre Hamid Rashid Randhawa

Pakistan Air Force

Elevation AMSL 492 ft / 150 m
Coordinates 30°45′29″N 72°16′57″E / 30.75806°N 72.28250°E / 30.75806; 72.28250Coordinates: 30°45′29″N 72°16′57″E / 30.75806°N 72.28250°E / 30.75806; 72.28250
Direction Length Surface
ft m
15/33 10,000 3,048 Asphalt
15R/33L 9,621 2,932 Asphalt

PAF Base Rafiqui, formerly known as PAF Base Shorkot (ICAO: OPRQ), is a Pakistan Air Force (PAF) airbase located near Shorkot, Jhang District, in the Punjab province of Pakistan. It is around 337 km south of Islamabad. The base is served by a single 10,000 foot runway and a parallel taxiway that could be used for emergency landing and recovery of aircraft.

The base was renamed in honour of Squadron Leader Sarfaraz Ahmed Rafiqui, a highly decorated fighter pilot who led raids into enemy territory during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1965. Rafiqui is famous for assisting his fellow pilots over enemy territory despite being heavily outnumbered even after the guns of his aircraft had jammed.[1]

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  1. ^ Active Bases PAF Official Website. Retrieved 8 August 2010.

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