PAF response to Indian aggression will be remembered as Operation Swift Retort: air chief

Published May 1, 2019
The PAF chief awarded trophies to the bases excelling in various domains. — Photo provided by auther
The PAF chief awarded trophies to the bases excelling in various domains. — Photo provided by auther

Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan on Wednesday revealed that the Pakistan Air Force's (PAF) Feb 27 response to Indian incursions across the Line of Control has been coined 'Operation Swift Retort'.

The air chief said this while addressing the 264th Air Staff Presentation meeting held at Air Headquarters Islamabad.

Addressing the principal staff officers, field commanders, air officers and airmen of the force, the air chief 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 India-Pakistan conflict."

"The PAF’s swift response was the demonstration of our firm resolve, capacity and capability in thwarting the nefarious designs of the adversary," he stated.

Lauding the commitment of the PAF personnel, the air chief said every rank and file of the PAF deserves special appreciation for proving up to the task.

"I salute each one of you for showing strong commitment, perseverance and motivation" while being deployed at forward operating bases during these testing times," he told his audience.

The air chief reiterated his resolve that in case of any misadventure by an adversary, the PAF response will be even stronger than before.

The PAF chief awarded trophies to bases excelling in various domains. Trophies for best performance in Training and Flight Safety were awarded to PAF Base Shahbaz, while the Strongman Trophy was won by PAF Base Mushaf. The Ground Safety trophy was awarded to PAF Base Peshawar.

The Air Staff Presentation is held quarterly in the Pakistan Air Force in order to take stock of the operational preparedness of the PAF.

Opinion

Wheat import and food security
22 Oct 2021

Wheat import and food security

Wheat is the only commodity which justifies government intervention as the poor strata cannot be left at the mercy of the market
Living with Covid
Updated 22 Oct 2021

Living with Covid

Mental health professionals have been warning that Covid has brought with it a depression crisis.
Cricket aggression
Updated 22 Oct 2021

Cricket aggression

Good thinking, good plans and good execution will create a quality institution that can produce great teams.
Markets and disinformation
Updated 21 Oct 2021

Markets and disinformation

Journalists should be allowed to work freely as Pakistan's weak investor sentiment can't bear burden of an avalanche of fake news.

Editorial

Spate of attacks
Updated 22 Oct 2021

Spate of attacks

Following a near-constant decline since 2016, the year 2021 has witnessed a precipitous rise in violence-related fatalities in KP.
22 Oct 2021

Libel suits

THE outcome of two libel cases recently decided by courts in England should be edifying for the government — if it...
22 Oct 2021

Education losses

A NEW report on the education losses suffered by Pakistani children due to pandemic-induced school closures sheds...
Not just cricket
Updated 21 Oct 2021

Not just cricket

Hype surrounding the match — sold out as soon as tickets sales opened — has overshadowed the other games, as well as other teams.
Local governance
21 Oct 2021

Local governance

The court ruling restoring local institutions in Punjab should go a long way in ensuring the continuation of grassroots democracy.
21 Oct 2021

Breast cancer awareness

LIKE so many other issues relating to women’s health in Pakistan, breast cancer is not a subject of serious...