Samad Ali Changezi

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Flight Lieutenant
Samad Ali Changezi
Native name صمد علی چنگیزی
Birth name Samad Ali
Born Quetta, Pakistan
Died December 17, 1971(1971-12-17)
Allegiance Pakistan
Service/branch Pakistan Air Force
Rank Flight Lieutenant
Unit No. 9 Squadron (Pakistan Air Force)
Battles/wars Indo-Pakistani War of 1971
Awards Sitara e Jurat

Samad Ali Changezi was a Flight Lieutenant in Pakistan Air Force who fought in the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971. Samad Ali belonged to the Hazara ethnic minority of Quetta, Pakistan.[1][citation needed] He was also one of the members of the No. 9 Squadron (Pakistan Air Force), the Pakistan Air Force's first fighter squadron.

Honors and awards[edit]

During the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971, Samad was shot down in the middle of his eleventh mission for his country.[2] For his act of valour and for sacrificing his life for the cause of the country, he was awarded the Sitara-e-Jurat, the third-highest military honour of Pakistan.[3]

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