PC: Dunya News

27th February marks the 4th anniversary of Operation Swift Retort when brave heroes of Pakistan shot down two Indian air force jets in order to defend their beloved homeland.

To celebrate the success, ISPR Director General Major General Ahmed Sharif mentioned that Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC) Gen Shamshad Akhtar Mirza, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Gen Asim Munir, other Services Chiefs and armed forces (AFs) of Pakistan paid tribute to the “resilience of nation & resolve of AFs displayed during Operation Swift Retort”.

It further added, “The daring, resolute & measured response from Pakistan thwarted Indian nefarious designs”.“Let this day be a reminder that while being a peace-loving nation, Pak AFs are ever ready, not only to defend every inch of motherland, but to take the fight back to the enemy, if ever, aggression is imposed on us”.

The then-Prime Minister Imran Khan also said in a tweet, “response to Indian air strike on Balakot with PAF air strikes on Indian military targets in IIOJK & the PAF downed an IAF plane over Pak air space capturing the pilot. We were successful in choosing a limited military response signalling a clear message to India.”

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