Surprise Day being celebrated today as tribute to retaliatory attack by PAF
The government has announced to celebrate ‘Surprise Day’ as a tribute to the Pakistan Air Force’s retaliatory attack after the mishandled airstrike in Balakot, India.
On Feb 27 the previous year, the PAF carried out Operation Swift Retort and shot down two Indian Air Force fighter airplanes and dropped bombs within the vicinity of Indian military facilities in Occupied Kashmir as a deterrent to the country’s antagonistic neighbor.
The Pakistani military fulfilled its promise to ‘surprise’ India in the event of any misadventure, saying that aggression that is un-called for will not be foregone without penalty.
The operation also had ensured the capture of an Indian pilot, Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, after his Mig-21 was shot down. The Indian pilot was given back to the Indian authorities as a ‘goodwill gesture.’
Meanwhile, today the Lahore Arts Council will be holding various colorful programs in this regard, the day when two Indian aircraft were destroyed in surprised airstrikes by brave Pakistani Air Force.
At 3.30 p.m., an exhibition of paintings will be shown at the Alhamra Art Gallery, while a special play called “Hum Say Na Takrana” will be staged at 4 p.m. in Alhamra Hall 2 and a celebration walk will also be planned for the day.
Pakistan Air Force is holding an air show this afternoon at Sea View Beach in Karachi, in commemoration of the day.
The Pakistan Air Force has also set up an Indian pilot statue, Wing Commander Abhinandan, on display at the Karachi PAF museum, which attracts a great deal of notice.
On Wednesday, Pakistan launched a documentary titled ‘Invincible Resolve,’ showing a response it gave to hostile India on February 27 last year in the wake of the violation of airspace and the Balakot attack.