On February 27, Pakistan is celebrating ‘Surprise Day’ as two years back the Pakistan Air Force shot down Indian Air Force’s (IAF) pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman when he had tried to enter Pakistani Air space in his MiG-21 Bison.
Indian pilot Abhinandan was captured by Pakistan Air Force in the Operation Swift retort. Pakistanis showed a good example of hospitality as the Indian pilot was given a ‘fantastic‘ cup of tea and was sent back to India.
The viral ‘Tea was Fantastic’ phrase had garnered an amusing meme fest across South Asia.
However, despite the fact that has been two years since the Balakot airstrike, Pakistani Twitterati believe the tea is still fantastic and the memes keep on pouring in.
Amidst the celebrations of Surprise Day today, rapper Ali Gul Pir jumps right on social media with a humorous tribute to the four trees Pakistan lost in the Balakot airstrike.
Mourning the death of four tress, during his video shot in a forest, Ali Gul Pir’s humour has left the audience rolling with laughter.
“Two years ago we lost four trees in a terrorist attack,” said Ali on Friday. “Here’s my tribute to them.”
2 years back we lost 4 trees due to terrorist attack. Here is #DBTVLIVE @subloisl and my tribute to them #fantasticteaday #balakot #pakistan #abhinandan Watch full video here https://t.co/zoxH1sn9sa pic.twitter.com/wFUGTQZYQ7
— Ali Gul Pir (@Aligulpir) February 26, 2021
The song is a humorous take on the incident, with Ali taking jibes at Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut and singer Adnan Sami, who are both known for their jingoistic remarks against Pakistan. T
he title refers to Pakistan Army’s claims that what India had destroyed in Pakistan were just “four trees”.
Surprise Day Tribute – Chaar Darkht by Ali Gul Pir
It may be recalled that on February 27, 2019, the Pakistan Air Force shot down Indian planes violating the country’s airspace and its pilot had just arrested Nandan.
The government of Pakistan later released a video of the arrested pilot of the downed Indian Air Force plane, in which the Indian pilot described himself as wing commander, Abhinandan of Indian Air Force with his service number. However, he declined to provide further details in the video.
After this, another video of the arrested Indian pilot came to light in which Abhinandan had thanked the captains and soldiers of the Pakistan Army for rescuing them from the angry mob and praised their behaviour.
He flew a MiG-21 as a part of a sortie that scrambled to intercept an intrusion by Pakistan aircraft into Jammu and Kashmir.
In the dogfight that ensued, he crossed into Pakistan territory where he struck by a missile.
Varthaman ejected and descended safely in the village of Horan in Pakistan administered Kashmir, approximately 7 km from the Line of Control.
After the violation of Pakistani airspace by the Indian Air Force and the arrest of their pilot, Prime Minister Imran Khan had announced in a joint sitting of Parliament that we would release the arrested Indian pilot Nandan for peace.
Abhinandan was handed over to the Indian authorities at the Wagah border after all the paperwork and he had returned home.