In a message on the third anniversary of ‘Operation Swift Retort’, Inter-Services Public Relations Major General Babar Iftikhar said that not just weapons or numbers but the resolve of a nation and operational preparedness of the armed forces defines success in the face of adversity.
Pakistan is celebrating the third anniversary of the “Operation Swift Retort’ that its air force had launched against intruding Indian jets in Azad Jammu and Kashmir on February 27, 2019, shooting down two Indian fighter jets. Indian pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman’ MiG-21 plane was shot down in a fight over Azad Jammu Kashmir, during an aerial battle and he was arrested.
In a statement, the DG ISPR said, “Today marks 3rd anniversary of Operation Swift Retort when Pakistan armed forces gave a befitting response to Indian failed misadventure.”
Today marks 3rd anniversary of “Op Swift Retort” when Pakistan Armed Forces gave a befitting response to Indian failed misadventure. Achievements of PAF in shooting down 2 Indian fighter ac, detection of Indian submarine at sea by Pak Navy & resounding response at LOC (1/2)
— DG ISPR (@OfficialDGISPR) February 27, 2022
He maintained that the achievements of PAF in shooting down two Indian fighter jets, detection of Indian submarine at sea by Pak Navy and resounding response at the Line of Control (LOC) by Pakistan Army are testament to professionalism and determination of Pakistan Armed Forces for defence of the motherland.