PAF’s best performance is an outcome of hard work spanning over decades: Air Chief
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – The nation is celebrating the success of Operation Swift Retort on Thursday.
A special ceremony is being held at Air Headquarters. The PAF jets performed excellent fly past.
Addressing a ceremony held in connection with Surprise Day in Islamabad, Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan said that that the best performance of the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) is an outcome of the hard work spanning over decades.
He said the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) along with other services are fully prepared to counter any threat to the country.
He said that they would not make any compromise on sovereignty and territorial integrity of Pakistan. “The PAF is professionally second to none and the force proved its professional superiority on this day last year during Operation Swift Retort.”
Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan said that they stood as an integrated force that is hard hitting and focused on its mission. “The PAF is one of the most respected and responsible air force of a peace-loving country.”
“Prior to the Indian aggression, our leadership had made it amply clear that no misadventure will ever go un-responded. Responding to the aggressor is our compulsion and we reiterate that commitment once again today,” he declared.
The Air Chief said that Pakistan remains committed to the just cause of Kashmiri people for their right to self-determination.
On the occasion, the fighter jets of Pakistan Air Force also performed a splendid fly past amidst the applause of the audience. Meanwhile, the ISPR has released a new song in this regard.
On Feb 27, last year, the PAF carried out Operation Swift Retort and shot down two Indian Air Force fighter aircraft and dropped bombs within the compounds of Indian military facilities in occupied Kashmir as a warning to the country’s belligerent neighbour.
The Pakistani military had lived up to its promise to ‘surprise’ India in wake of any misadventure, saying that ‘uncalled-for aggression’ from the Indian military ‘would not go unpunished’.
The operation also resulted in the capture of an Indian pilot, Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, after his Mig-21 was shot down. The pilot was later handed over to Indian authorities as ‘a goodwill gesture’.