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Pak Army honors nation’s resilience on 4th anniversary of Operation Swift Retort

In a series of tweets, DG ISPR condemned the "cowardly attack" by India while assuring the Pakistan Air Force's readiness to defend the motherland. 

27th February 2023 marks the fourth anniversary of Pakistan’s retaliatory strike against India, Operation Swift Retort. In honor of this day, Pakistan’s Armed forces paid tribute to the “resilience” of the nation.

Director-General Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Ahmed Sharif Chaudhry, on behalf of Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC) General Sahir Shamshad Mirza, services chiefs, and the country’s armed forces paid tribute to the nation’s resilience as well as the resolve of the armed forces, displayed during the operation.

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In a series of tweets, DG ISPR condemned the “cowardly attack” by India while assuring the Pakistan Air Force’s readiness to defend the motherland.

“CJCSC, Services Chiefs, and Air Force of Pakistan pay tribute to the resilience of the nation and resolve of Air Force displayed during Operation Swift Retort. Under the pretext of a false flag Pulwama attack, India stage-managed a cowardly attack on a fictitious target,” DG ISPR said.

“The daring, resolute, and 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 the motherland but to take the fight back to the enemy if ever, aggression is imposed on us. Any delusion resulting in a misadventure will always be met with the full might of Pak AFs backed by a resilient nation. Pakistan Zindabad,” DG ISPR further added.

February 27, 2019, was a memorable day for Pakistan as the Pakistan Air Force shot down two Indian planes that had violated Pakistani airspace. One of the Indian pilots was captured by Pakistan but was later released as a gesture of peace.

The airstrikes were part of the PAF military operation codenamed Operation Swift Retort and were conducted in retaliation. As a result, the nation is remembering the day and Pakistan’s strong response to India. #BalakotAirStrike has been among the top trends on Twitter in Pakistan.

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