Pakistan celebrates second anniversary of Happy Surprise Day India

Nation celebrates the second anniversary of Happy Surprise Day India, the downing of two Indian jets on LOC Kashmir by Pakistan Air Force on February 27th 2019.

Citizens including premier Imran Khan and DG ISPR Maj Gen Babar Iftikhar felicitated the nation on the successful response to Indian aggression. Senior politicians and government officials took to Twitter to commemorate the timely and apt response of the Pakistan Air Force and its brave officers.

On February 26th, 2019, Indian jets had violated the air space of Pakistan and flew till Balakot before PAF jets chasing them out of Pakistan’s airspace. The government of Pakistan and Pakistan Air Force had announced to respond to the Indian aggression with a surprise, exercising their right to defend itself.

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The next day, Pakistan Air Force conducted strikes across the Line of Control from within Pakistani airspace. Since it was not retaliation, Pakistan targeted only non-military targets to avoid human loss and collateral damage in an operation called ‘Operation Swift Retort’. Pakistan Army had caught one Indian soldier, Abhinandan Varthaman, who fell in the territory of Pakistan after Pakistan had shot down their jets. Indian jets had the second time violated the airspace of Pakistan on February 27th upon which they were shot down.

Two heroes of Operation Swift Retort, Wing Commander Noman Ali Khan, and Squadron Leader Hassan Siddique, of PAF, received massive respect and adulation who led the strike against India.

Together, the duo sent across a powerful message, saying, “Sleep tight Pakistan, we are awake”, while receiving a standing ovation during a 6th September ceremony of the Defence and Martyrs Day.

The nation had celebrated its first anniversary last year by calling it ‘Happy Surprise Day’ India. Pakistan’s social media flooded with memes and tweets from Pakistani users trolling the Indian government.

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Again, Pakistani social media users are celebrating this year with #HappySurpriseDayIndia and #27FebDayOfFantasticTea, #27thfeb2019 trending atop on Twitter.