Feb 27 declared as Operation Swift Retort day: Chief of Air Staff
02 May, 2019
Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan on Wednesday said that the Pakistan Air Force’s (PAF’s) response on February 27, 2019, against the enemy aggression would be remembered in history as “Operation Swift Retort”.
He said this while addressing the 264th Air Staff Presentation meeting held at the Air Headquarters in Islamabad. Addressing the principal staff officers, field commanders, air officers and airmen of the PAF, the air chief further said, ” We bow our heads in complete humility and thank Almighty Allah for providing us an opportunity to come up to the expectations of our nation in giving a befitting reply to the enemy’s misadventure during the recent Indo-Pak conflict.”
He added the PAF’s swift response was the demonstration of the force’s firm resolve, capacity and capability in thwarting the nefarious designs of the adversary.
Lauding the selfless commitment of PAF personnel, the air chief said that every rank and file of the PAF deserved special appreciation for proving equal to the task and “I salute each one of you for showing strong commitment, perseverance and motivation” being deployed at forward operating bases during these testing times. In the end the air chief reiterated his resolve that in case of any misadventure by the adversary, the PAF’s response would be even stronger than before