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RAWALPINDI: Pakistan Army has hailed the pay tribute to valiant officers of the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) for their brave defence of the motherland while retaliating to Indian air force violations of its sovereign territory.
In a statement, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said that Pakistan stands for peace but shall respond with full might when challenged. It added that it is not numbers but the courage and will of a resilient nation that triumphs in the end.
The ISPR director-general said February 27, 2019 is a testament that the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) will always defend the motherland against all threats with the support of the nation.
27th Feb, 2019 is testament that Pak AF, with support of the nation, will always defend the motherland against all threats. It is not numbers but courage & will of a resilient nation that triumphs in the end. Pak stands 4 peace but when challenged, shall respond with full might
— DG ISPR (@OfficialDGISPR) February 27, 2021
Prime Minister Imran Khan felicitated the entire nation and saluted Pakistan’s armed forces on the second anniversary of the Pakistan Air Force’s (PAF) Operation Swift Retort.
The prime minister said the operation was “our response to India’s illegal, reckless military adventure of airstrikes against Pakistan”. He said that as a proud and confident nation, Pakistan responded with determined resolve at a time and place of its choosing.
PM Imran Khan also welcomed the restoration of the ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC) and said that the responsibility for enabling the environment for further progress rests with India.
Pakistan Air Force (PAF) is celebrating ‘Surprise Day’ in connection with the second anniversary of Operation Swift Retort in order to pay tribute to valiant forces for their brave defence of the motherland while resorting to Indian air force violations of its airspace two years ago.
Operation Swift Retort was a rapid response to the purported Indian Air Force strike in Balakot obliterating Pakistan’s airspace. The PAF had shot down two Indian fighter jets namely MiG-21 and Su-30 where the former pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman was caught by the Pakistan Army after his safe ejection and falling into the Pakistani territory.