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Four Years have Passed since Operation Swift Retort in Pakistan

Pakistan to commemorate the 4th anniversary of Operation Swift Retort.

On February 27, 2019, two Indian aircraft that had breached Pakistani airspace were shot down by the Pakistan Air Force (PAF). Pakistan had one of the Indian pilots kidnapped, but as a peace offering, New Delhi received the pilot back.

Following a false-flag operation in Pulwama on February 14, 2019, an unsuccessful attempt to attack deep inside Pakistan revealed the PAF’s military and technological superiority and dispelled the myth of Indian military strength.

At Pulwama on February 14, 2019, a young Kashmiri youth enraged by Indian oppression of Kashmiris. drove an explosives-laden car into a convoy of 78 buses transporting Indian paramilitary police, killing 40 CRPF members.

Before any investigation could begin, the Indian government and media promptly blamed Pakistan moments after the attack.


Imran Khan, who was prime minister at the time, pledged to launch an investigation if Delhi offered any “actionable evidence.” He did, however, add a warning that if attacked, Pakistan will “retaliate.” Nonetheless, the Indians decided to launch an airstrike on a fictitious terrorist training centre on the Pakistani side of the border.

To reduce the likelihood that the news would be leaked, the Indian authorities gave the attack on Balakot the codename “Operation Bandar.” The word “Bandar” was chosen because monkeys are revered in the Hindu religion. and it alludes to a Hindu fable in which Hanuman, a deity who resembles a monkey, sneaked into Lanka and set it on fire.

At “Balakot,” the Indian Air Force conducted an aerial attack. On February 26, 2019. A religious seminary that India had referred to as a militant camp was attacked. The allegations that more than 300 terrorists had been killed were made, but no supporting documentation was provided.

Airborne Early Warning systems supported the carefully planned operation involving 20 Mirage 2000 planes carrying Spice 2000 and Crystal Maze missiles. After training on a simulator and pre-feeding the bombs with coordinates, they were unable to successfully deliver their payload to the target.

But, the Indian aircraft dumped their payload close to a hillside. killing one crow and hurting a few priceless pine trees. Imran expressed his pain repeatedly, saying that he cared much about trees.

On February 27, 2019, the PAF began a counterattack with the primary goal of demonstrating Pakistan’s resolve. In order to prevent casualties on the ground, the strike was meticulously planned.

The PAF shot down two IAF planes and captured one of the pilots during the subsequent brief aerial combat. Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, the pilot of the MiG-21 whose aircraft crashed on the Pakistani side. was captured alive while the SU-30’s pilot was killed when its wreckage fell in IOK.

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