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Thunder in the sky: PAF puts up impressive show to mark 'Surprise Day'

A large number of people turned up to Sea View to see the PAF's JF-17 Thunder jets and F-16s in action.

Updated 08 Mar, 2020 03:20am

The Pakistan Air Force's (PAF) JF-17 Thunder jets and F-16s captivated Karachi audiences in an airshow display to commemorate the first anniversary of 'Operation Swift Retort' which had resulted in the downing of two Indian planes that had violated Pakistani airspace.

A large number of people turned up to Sea View to see the PAF in action, undeterred by the warm weather and news of the novel coronavirus having entered the city.

Earlier, Director General of Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Maj Gen Babar Iftikhar had said that February 27 commemorates the resolve of the Pakistan Armed Forces against any aggression.

In a tweet, DG ISPR said: "The way we responded on this day is a proof that any misadventure by enemies of Pakistan will always be defeated. Our adversaries will be surprised with our bold responses every time."

A Pakistani fighter jet F-16 flies over Karachi. — AFP
A Pakistani fighter jet F-16 flies over Karachi. — AFP

PAF fighter jets perform an aerobatic show to mark the first anniversary of 'Operation Swift Retort' in Karachi. — AP
PAF fighter jets perform an aerobatic show to mark the first anniversary of 'Operation Swift Retort' in Karachi. — AP

Citizens watch jets perform aerobatic manoeuvres in Karachi. — AFP
Citizens watch jets perform aerobatic manoeuvres in Karachi. — AFP

A Pakistani fighter jet F-16 flies over Karachi. — AFP
A Pakistani fighter jet F-16 flies over Karachi. — AFP

PAF JF-17 Thunder jets. — Reuters
PAF JF-17 Thunder jets. — Reuters

People watch Pakistani jets perform aerobatic manoeuvres in Karachi. — AFP
People watch Pakistani jets perform aerobatic manoeuvres in Karachi. — AFP

People watch Pakistani jets perform aerobatic manoeuvres in Karachi. — AFP
People watch Pakistani jets perform aerobatic manoeuvres in Karachi. — AFP

A Pakistani fighter jet F-16 flies over Karachi. — AFP
A Pakistani fighter jet F-16 flies over Karachi. — AFP

People take photos as PAF jets perform. — Reuters
People take photos as PAF jets perform. — Reuters

People take photos as PAF jets perform. — Reuters
People take photos as PAF jets perform. — Reuters

People take photos as PAF jets perform. — Reuters
People take photos as PAF jets perform. — Reuters


Header image: People watch Pakistani jets perform in Karachi. — AFP