ISLAMABAD – Pakistan on Saturday celebrating ‘Surprise Day’ to pay tribute to the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) for their brave defence of the motherland while striking down two Indian fighter jets in 2019.
The day is being celebrated as Surprise Day today in connection with the second anniversary of Operation Swift Retort.
In 1965, India miscalculated the Jazba of Pakistanis & planned to have breakfast in Lahore after a surprise attack. Their surprise was an epic failure but several years later (in 2019), Pakistan’s surprise to India materialised. We shot down 2 Indian jets. #HappySurpriseDayIndia pic.twitter.com/ZZzBwGiwsM
— PTI Lahore (@PTIOfficialLHR) February 27, 2021
The valiant fighters of PAF carried out Operation Swift Retort and shot down Indian Air Force MiG-21 and Su-30, and dropped bombs within the compounds of Indian military facilities in occupied Kashmir as a warning to the country’s belligerent neighbor.
Operation Swift Retort was a quick response to the Indian Air Force strike in Balakot that had only harmed a few trees and a wild crow.
Pak Doctrine : : 27 February is a day Of upset for India government and indian air force.
The Day Of Surprise for India 2 Mig are change into 2 Mug Of Tea.
How was the Tea?
Proud Pak Armed Forces
PROUD of You Sir @peaceforchange#HappySurpriseDayIndia pic.twitter.com/INKH55DlcE
— عامر خان (@Niazi_Taiger) February 26, 2021
The former pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman was also caught by Pakistan Army after his ejection into the Pakistani side of the line of control. He was roundly beaten up by a mob of local residents where the Pakistan Army rescued him and was later handed over to India as a peace gesture.
Later, Director-General of the Public Relations of the Pakistan Army, in a statement issued on Twitter that Pakistan Air Force shot down two Indian fighter jets violating Pakistani airspace.
27th Feb, 2019 is testament that Pak AF, with support of the nation, will always defend the motherland against all threats. It is not numbers but courage & will of a resilient nation that triumphs in the end. Pak stands 4 peace but when challenged, shall respond with full might
— DG ISPR (@OfficialDGISPR) February 27, 2021
The celebration ceremony of ‘Surprise Day’ will be held at Pakistan Air Force Headquarters in Islamabad and will be telecasted live across all media channels.