Pakistan Air Force Releases Song To Commemorate ‘Operation Swift Retort’

Aizbah KhanWeb Editor

26th Feb, 2021. 11:16 pm
Pakistan Air Force Releases Song To Commemorate 'Operation Swift Retort'

The Pakistan Air Force has released a new national anthem to pay tribute to the heroes who took part in Operation Swift Retort on the completion of 2 years.

According to the spokesman of the Pakistan Air Force, the song ‘Voices of Pakistan’ has been sung by the country’s famous singer Ali Hamza while its lyrics have been created by Shehzad Nayyar.

According to the Pakistan Air Force, the song ‘Voices of Pakistan’ was shot by renowned Pakistani director Zohaib Kazi.

The spokesperson added that the anthem is a tribute to the bravery of the grandsons of the Pakistan Air Force who told a new story of bravery in the air battle against the enemy in 2019 and raised the prestige of the country and the nation.

Two days ago, the teaser of this song was released by the Pakistan Air Force in which the patriotic commitment was reiterated once again that the young men of the Pakistan Air Force are ready to defend Pakistan at all times.

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.

Later in May, Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan had said that the Pakistan Air Force’s (PAF) response to the Indian incursion on February 27 would be remembered in history as “Operation Swift Retort”.

Last year, one year after Operation Swift Retort, the Pakistan Air Force unveiled various parts of the Indian aircraft that was shot down on February 27, 2019.


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