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“Sword of Honor” pilot Jawad is forever buried in love and respect

Friday, 10 May 2024 | 12:36 pm | 177 times

“Sword of Honor” pilot Jawad is forever buried in love and respect

Manikganj: Squadron leader Muhammad Asim Jawad, who lost his life in the crash of Bangladesh Air Force’s training plane, has been laid to rest at Seota Cemetery in Manikganj.

On Friday (May 10) at around 3 pm, Jawad, who was awarded the ‘Sword of Honour’, was buried with a ‘Guard of Honour’.

His father Dr. was present at the time. Md. Thousands of people including Aman Ullah’s relatives and Air Force officers.


Earlier, an Air Force helicopter carrying Jawad’s body reached Manikganj Shaheed Miraj-Tapan Stadium around 12 noon. Jawad’s fellow airmen shouldered his coffin from the helicopter. Mother Nilufa Akhtar Khanam and her relatives broke down in tears after seeing the coffin containing the body of her son. A large number of people from different classes and professions of the district were present there. Jawad’s third funeral prayer was completed on that stadium ground after Friday prayers. From there his body was taken to Seota Cemetery.

Earlier, the ‘funeral parade’ of airman Jawad and the second funeral prayer were completed at the Bangladesh Air Force base Basha parade ground in Dhaka. A ‘guard of honor’ was given to his body there.

Airman Jawad’s first funeral was held at the Bangladesh Air Force Base Zahurul Haque parade ground in Chittagong.

Last Thursday (May 9) squadron leader Asim Jawad lost his life when his training plane crashed in Karnaphuli river near Chittagong Boat Club.

According to a press release of the Directorate of Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), a Yak-130 training aircraft of the Bangladesh Air Force crashed near the estuary of the Karnaphuli River after taking off from Bangladesh Air Force Base Zahurul Haq in Chittagong at 10:25 am on Thursday morning as part of regular training. fell Wing Commander after the accident. Sohan Hasan Khan and Squadron Leader Muhammad Asim Jawad made an emergency parachute descent from the aircraft into the river. The two pilots were rescued by rescue teams of the Bangladesh Air Force and Navy and local fishermen. Among them, Squadron Leader Muhammad Asim Jawad was taken to BNS Patenga for urgent treatment as his condition was critical. Doctors declared him dead after all efforts.

According to ISPR, after the plane caught fire, the pilots managed to maneuver it from a densely populated area near the airport to a sparsely populated area (river) with great courage and skill to avoid major damage.

Jawad received many awards and honors for his professional skills
Squadron Leader Muhammad Asim Jawad was born on March 20, 1992 in a noble Muslim family in Gopalpur village of Saturia police station in Manikganj district. His father’s name is Dr. Md. Aman Ullah and mother’s name is Nilufa Akhtar Khanam.

He passed SSC from Savar Cantonment Public School in 2007, HSC from Savar Cantonment Public College in 2009 and BSc (Arrow) from Bangladesh University of Professionals in 2012.

Squadron Leader Muhammad Asim Jawad joined the Bangladesh Air Force on January 10, 2010 and was commissioned in the GD (P) wing on December 1 the following year, receiving the Sword of Honour, the highest award for cadets. During his service, he was engaged in important positions in various bases and units of the Air Force. He received the ‘Mofiz Trophy’, ‘Chief of the Air Force Trophy’ and the Chief of Air Staff’s Certificate of Appreciation in recognition of his professional skills and achievements. In addition, he received the ‘Chief of Air Staff’s Trophy for Best in Flying (Indian Air Force)’ in recognition of his success by participating in the course in the Indian Air Force.

During his service, he participated in various professional courses at home and abroad and completed them successfully. He completed Aviation Instructors Post Graduate Diploma from Bangladesh University of Professionals. He also completed Fighter Pilots Foundation Training Course from China, Operational Training in Aviation Medicine for Fighter Pilots Course, Basic Air Staff Course and Qualified Flying Instructors Course from India.

After receiving his commission, his tenure was 12 years 05 months 09 days. He was 32 years 1 month 20 days old at the time of his death. He is survived by his wife, one daughter, one son, parents and numerous well-wishers.

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