Operation Swift Retort Memorial at PAF Base Sargodha

27th February Operation Swift Retort Memorial at PAF Base Sargodha.

Soon after staging the Pulwama attack on 14th February 2019, India accused Pakistan of alleged involvement in the incident. Deceived by the its flawed perception of being the regional might, the IAF vowed to execute punitive strikes at a time and place of its own choosing.

India exhibited its hegemonic and atrocious mind set on 25 February 2019 when a flight of Mirage-2000, loaded with GPS-guided air-to-ground weapons, in strike role and SU-30 MKI loaded with air-to-air weapons, in escort role trespassed on Pakistani airspace. Little did they know that PAF’s Fighting Falcon and Thunders were keeping guard in the skies against any misadventures by the enemy. Upon realizing PAF’s presence, IAF fighters dispensed their air-to-ground loads in haste and took to their heels. Luckily, they were spared to live for another occasion but few of them had to meet their end the very next day.

On 27 February 2019, as promised to the nation, PAF decided to give its desired and well-calibrated response. The package was launched in broad daylight, F-16s with JF-17s in air-to-air role with Thunders and Mirages in strike role, all under support of DA-20 and Saab-2000 AEW&C, With pinpoint precision, PAF struck the Indian Army Garrisons in response to IAF’s abortive strike. In the ensuing air battle, PAF’s gallants also shot down IAF’s SU-30 MKI and Mig-21 Bison aircraft. In the action, Wg. Cdr. Abhinandan Varthaman, flying the ill-fated Mig-21 Bison, was taken as POW. The overwhelming qualitative application of Air Power by PAF left the Indians in total disarray. Surrounded by a dense fog of confusion, IAF shot down one of its own MI-171 Helicopter mistaking it for a PAF UAV and killed all six IAF personnel on board, making it a classic case of fratricide by a confused and panicked Air Force.

This encounter once again established PAF’s air supremacy in the region, an edge PAF has gained through qualitative training, careful planning and flawless execution. This mission sufficiently demonstrated PAF’s will and capability, together with its readiness at all times to maintain peace with honour.

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Heroes Who Made The HistoryOperation Swift Retort

  • Air Vice Marshal Irfan Ahmed – Air Officer Commanding
  • Gp Capt Ghazi Salah ud Din
  • Wg Cdr Asif Azam
  • Wg Cdr M Suleman Ghani
  • Wg Cdr Noman Ali Khan
  • Wg Cdr Nabeel Masood
  • Wg Cdr Amer Imran
  • Wg Cdr Shahzad Nawab
  • Wg Cdr Tariq Waheed Malik
  • Wg Cdr Badar ud Din Murky
  • Wg Cdr Waqas Niazi
  • Wg Cdr M Aamer Sarwar
  • Wg Cdr Hamid Qayyum
  • Sqn Ldr M Sarmad Mushtaq
  • Sqn Ldr Ansar A Majoka
  • Sqn Ldr Omair Khan
  • Sqn Ldr Hasan M Siddiqui
  • Sqn Ldr Asad Karim
  • Sqn Ldr Umair Hassan
  • Sqn Ldr Qasim Ismail
  • Sqn Ldr Nadir Ali
  • Sqn Ldr Immad Iqbal
  • Sqn Ldr Shafaat Saeed
  • Sqn Ldr Farhad Akbar
  • Fig Off Munassam Saeed
  • Fig Off Hamza Ghayyur
  • Gp Capt Rana Ilyas Hassan
  • Wg Cdr Azfar Khaleeq
  • Wg Cdr Irfan Ahmad
  • Sqn Ldr M Waqas Haider
  • Sqn Ldr M Ejaz Iqbal
  • Sqn Ldr Ahmed Ammar Zaffar
  • Sqn Ldr M Abdullah
  • Sqn Ldr Fahad Iqbal
  • Fit Lt Irfan Ali
  • Flt Lt Abbas Toor
  • Flt Lt Basit Sultan
  • Flt Lt Salman Tahir
  • Flt Lt Abdul Hanan
  • Flt Lt Saad Raza
  • Flt Lt Fahad Shahbaz
  • Flt Lt Umair Awan
  • Flt Lt Laraib Syed
  • Flt Lt Awais Tufail
  • Flt Lt Saad Sarfaraz
  • Flt Lt Ehtisham
  • Fig Off Usman Khan
  • CWO Imran
  • CWO Akbar
  • CWO Munir
  • CWO Rehmat
  • WO Nosar
  • WO Zia
  • Chf Tech Shahid
  • Chf Tech Safdar
  • Chf Tech Akhtar
  • Chf Tech Amjad
  • Chf Tech Asif
  • Snr Tech Tanveer
  • Snr Tech Waseem
  • Snr Tech Tariq
  • Snr Tech Shahid
  • Snr Tech Zahid
  • Cpl Tech Waseem
  • Cpl Tech Kaiser
  • Cpl Tech Haji
  • Cpl Tech Azmat
  • Cpl Tech Suleman
  • Cpl Tech Wahab

Leaders Who Made This HappenOperation Swift Retort

  • Air Cdre Fauad Masud Hatmi – Base Commander
  • Air Cdre Ghazanfar Latif
  • Gp Capt Usman Ali Khan Burki
  • Gp Capt Sajjad Noori
  • Gp Capt Omair Ahmed Najmi
  • Gp Capt Fazal Rabi
  • Gp Capt M Amir Chaudhary
  • Gp Capt Hassan Faisal
  • Gp Capt Ghazi Salah-Ud-Din
  • Gp Capt M Owais Akram
  • Gp Capt Malik Amir Zafar
  • Wg Cdr Awais Khalid
  • Wg Cdr Muhammad Asif Azam
  • Wg Cdr M Asif Afzal Butt
  • Wg Cdr Asad Naeem
  • Lt Col Faisal Goraya
  • Wg Cdr Khurram Munir
  • Wg Cdr M Sulaiman Ghani
  • Wg Cdr Noman Ali Khan
  • Wg Cdr Noman Imran
  • Wg Cdr Imran Rafique
  • Wg Cdr Syed Nabeel Masood
  • Wg Cdr Omer Sharif
  • Wg Cdr Muhammad Awais
  • Wg Cdr Azfar Khleeq
  • Wg Cdr Faisal Saleem
  • Wg Cdr M Faisal Anwar
  • Wg Cdr Makhdoom Adil Nawaz
  • Wg Cdr Ghulam Shabir
  • Wg Cdr Qasim Abdul Wadood
  • Wg Cdr Kashif Ali
  • Wg Cdr S Bilal Saleem
  • Wg Cdr Fateh Naseeb Tamoor
  • Wg Cdr M Jan Khan
  • Wg Cdr SAnwar Hussain Kazmi
  • Wg Cdr Fareeha Haider
  • Wg Cdr M Asim Zulfiqar
  • Wg Cdr Jawad Ali Khan
  • Wg Cdr M Shahid Javed
  • Sqn Ldr M Zaffar Iqbal
  • Sqn Ldr Syed Wasim Raza Zaidi
  • Sqn Ldr Ammar Shoaib Malik
  • Sqn Ldr Sami Ur Rehman
  • Sqn Ldr Hamid Yousuf
  • Sqn Ldr Sheraz Ali
  • Sqn Ldr Faisal Mukhtar
  • Sqn Ldr Raheel Ejaz
  • Sqn Ldr Safdar Ud Din
  • Sqn Ldr Asim Noor
  • Sqn Ldr Muhammad Faheem Farham
  • Sqn Ldr M Asif
  • Sqn Ldr Mamnoon Iftikhar
  • Sqn Ldr Muhammad Kamran
  • Sqn Ldr Muhammad Mushtaq
  • Sqn Ldr Asad Haidar
  • Sqn Ldr M Shahid Shah
  • Sqn Ldr Syed Adil Babar
  • Sqn Ldr Saad Anwar Minhas
  • Flt Lt Farhan Haseeb
  • Flt Lt Shoaib Hassan
  • Flt Lt Taimoor Hassan Khan
  • Flt Lt Muhammad Bilal Hassan

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