Kaisar Tufail

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.

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 and a flying wing (No 34 Tactical Attack Wing) at PAF Base Rafiqui. Later he commanded PAF Base Shahbaz and PAF Base Masroor.

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).

Kaiser Tufail was the Director of Operations of the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) during the Kargil conflict. 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.