Pakistan is celebrating the second anniversary of Operation Swift Retort to pay homage to the fighter pilots and all other security forces involved in defending the borders and shooting down Indian MiG 21 Bison in 2019 this day.
Pakistan PM in a series of tweets wrote:
I congratulate the entire nation & salute our Armed Forces on the 2nd Anniversary of our response to India’s illegal, reckless military adventure of air strikes against Pakistan. As a proud & confident nation, we responded with determined resolve at a time & place of our choosing.
We also demonstrated to the world Pakistan’s responsible behaviour in the face of India’s irresponsible military brinkmanship, by returning the captured Indian pilot. We have always stood for peace & remain ready to move forward to resolve all outstanding issues through dialogue.
I welcome restoration of the ceasefire along the LOC. The onus of creating an enabling environment for further progress rests with India. India must take necessary steps to meet the long-standing demand & right of the Kashmiri people to self-determination acc to UNSC resolutions.
Earlier, PM Khan welcomed the ceasefire announced on the Line of Control and said that Pakistan has always stood for peace and remains “ready to move forward to resolve all outstanding issues through dialogue”.
“The onus of creating an enabling environment for further progress rests with India.” The DGMO’s of Pakistan and India agreed to implement the ceasefire – which came into effect on February 25.