Social Media floods with Celebrations as Pakistan Air Force commemorates first anniversary of the Feb 27 ‘Operation Swift Retort’ on Thursday.
Social media floods with Celebrations and users are celebrating Pakistan Air Force’s victory with great zeal and fervour.
Hashtags like #HappySurpriseDayIndia #WorldsBiggestTeaParty #27FebSurpriseDay popped up and became the top trends in Pakistan.
Whether its facebook, twitter, instagram or any other platform, social media users are showing their utmost support and expressing their love for the valiant Pakistan Air Force that no doubt is Second to none.
— Danyal Gilani (@DanyalGilani) February 27, 2020
Many users uploaded the photo of pilots who shot down the Indian Jet and wrote India shall never forget 27th Feb 2019.
Proud of our Air Force Shaheens under able command and leadership of Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan. India and Indian Airforce shall never forget 27 Feb 2019.🇵🇰#27FebSurpriseDay#HappySurpriseDayIndia pic.twitter.com/Rgjsz3T6iF
— Mujeeb Ur Rehman (@Mujeeb_____) February 27, 2020
— 🌸 (@Nobitoxo) February 27, 2020
— Dr Saira (@DrSairaSajid) February 27, 2020
Should there be an attempt by Indian Army to undertake any misadventure, Pakistan’s response shall be even stronger than that of February 27 2019.
Long Live Pakistan..❤#HappySurpriseDayIndia#SurpriseDay#27FebSurpriseDay pic.twitter.com/rfwzeks4N8
— SAAD (@Imranist_01) February 27, 2020
— Engr Kazim Hussain Channa🇵🇰 (@kazimhc19) February 27, 2020
— Farhan Mushtaq (@Moon_Aghaa) February 27, 2020
آج وہ دن ہےجب پاکستان کی چاۓ کاسن کردشمن سےبھی رہا نہ گیااوروہ جنگی طیارےپر سوارہوکرپینےچلا آیایہ اوربات ہےکہ یہ اسےکتنےمیں پڑی,ویسےاگروہ پشاوری یاکوئٹہ وال پینےآتاتوبات جہاز,مکوں,لاتوں ٹھﮈوں سےبھی بہت آگےچلی جانی تھی😂😂 #WeSaidWeDid #SurpriseDay #HappySurpriseDayIndia pic.twitter.com/dlxoL0Cvse
— محب کریم!™ 🇵🇰 (@Mo_hib_) February 27, 2020
— Zaheer (@ZaheerAhmed89) February 27, 2020
Air Chief’s Address
Earlier Pakistan Air Force on conducted a ceremony at the Air Headquarter Islamabad.
The ceremony was to commemorate the first anniversary of the Feb 27 ‘Operation Swift Retort’ which resulted in the downing of two Indian planes that had violated Pakistani airspace.
Addressing the event Valiant Air Chief, Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan said that they gathered today to commemorate “resounding victory” in ‘Operation Swift Retort’.
“Pakistan Air Force living up to its legacy yet again made its mark through professional excellence and valour.”
He said that the “prompt, measured and surprising response busted the aggressor’s arrogance”.
He said No misadventure against Pakistan would go unanswerable ”
“No doubt our successes are attributed to blessings of Allah.”
Decades-long hard work, investment in PAF operational capacity by our predecessors and the heroic acts of our personnel, let there be no doubt that PAF is and would remain reassuring fundamental of national defence.”
“Ladies and gentleman Pakistan Air Force is one of the most respected and responsible air forces of a peace-loving country.”
The air chief said that Pakistan has been facing “diversified challenges”.
The chief of air staff also witnessed a guard of honor and a flypast at the ceremony, which was also attended by various dignitaries.
On 27th Feb 2019, we showed our capability and exercised restraint however if we are challeneged again, we may not exercise restraint says PAF Air Chief
A video regarding the Kashmir conflict was also played at the ceremony.
The video also looked back at the events leading up to the Feb 27 aerial combat between Pakistan and India.