PAF announces to celebrate February 27 as ‘Operation Swift Retort’ each year
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan on Wednesday announced that the Pakistan Air Force’s (PAF) response to Indian aggression on February 27 will be celebrated as ‘Operation Swift Retort’ each year.
Addressing the 264th Air Staff Presentation meeting in Islamabad on Wednesday, Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan said PAF’s swift response during the recent Indo-Pak conflict, was the demonstration of our firm resolve, capacity and capability in thwarting nefarious designs of the adversary.
“Every member of the PAF deserves special appreciation for proving equal to the task,” the air chief said, adding, “I salute each one of you for showing strong commitment, perseverance and motivation being deployed at forward operating bases during these testing times.”
Air Chief Marshal Anwar Khan reiterated his resolve that in case of any misadventure by the enemy, PAF’s response will be even stronger than before.
At the conclusion of the event, the Air Chief awarded trophies to the bases excelling in various domains.
PAF’s 141st passing out parade held at Asghar Khan Academy
Earlier, the 141st passing out parade of the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) was held at Asghar Khan Academy, Risalpur. Commander of Turkish Air Force General Hasan Kucukakyuz was guest of honour.
Speaking on the occasion, General Hasan said that Turkey will always stand by Pakistan through thick and thin. “Pakistan and Turkey enjoy deep rooted relations spanning over decades.”
Hailing the professionalism of Pakistan Air Force, the Turkish commander said that recently the force successfully thwarted aggression from the eastern border.
He said that the PAF’s pursuit to enhance operational capabilities and achieve heights of glory has helped it establish its status as one of the modern air forces of the world.
The Turkish Air Force commander said that the great sacrifices of Pakistani nation and the professionalism displayed by its forces in eradicating terrorism and extremism are regarded very highly by the Turkish nation.