PAF’s response against India’s aggression to be remembered : Air Chief

ISLAMABAD, May 1 (APP):Pakistan Air Force (PAF) response against the enemy’s (India) aggression on February 27, 2019 would be remembered as “Operation Swift Retort” in the history, said Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan on Wednesday.

He expressed these views while addressing the 264th Air Staff Presentation meeting held here at PAF Headquarters, a press release 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,” the air chief remarked.

“PAF’s swift response was the demonstration of our firm resolve, capacity and capability in thwarting the nefarious designs of the adversary,” he added.

Lauding the selfless commitment of PAF personnel, Mujahid Anwar said every rank and file of PAF deserved a special appreciation for proving equal to the task, adding, “I salute each one of you for showing strong commitment, perseverance and motivation being deployed at forward operating bases during these testing times.”

The PAF chief reiterating his resolve said the PAF response would be even stronger than before, in case of any misadventure by the adversary.

The air chief also awarded trophies to the 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. Air Staff Presentation is held quarterly at PAF to take stock of its operational preparedness.